Talking ASEAN on “Preventing Violent Extremism through Good Governance and Rule of Law”

The Stratbase ADR Institute and The Habibie Center’s ASEAN Studies Program held a public dialogue, Talking ASEAN, on “Preventing Violent Extremism through Good Governance and Rule of Law”, on 4 March 2020, Wednesday, in Makati City.

This dialogue is a key activity of the Promoting Regional Resilience to Eradicate Violent Extremism through Inclusivity and Tolerance in ASEAN (PREVENT) project, a collaboration between The Habibie Center with USAID and the US State Department, and similar events will be held in each of the ten ASEAN member-states.

This dialogue aimed: (a) to discuss the linkages between corruption and violent extremism in the Philippines; (b) to identify what are the national policy and programs formulated by the government of the Philippines to deal with violent extremism issues; and (c) to produce possible recommendations on the efforts to counter violent extremism in the Southeast Asia through good governance and the rule of law.

Speaker Lineup

Opening Remarks
Prof. Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit
President, Stratbase ADR Institute

First Speaker
Amina Rasul-Bernardo
President, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy

Second Speaker
Usec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs and Communication and Spokesperson and Executive Director, Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE), Department of Interior and Local Government

Third Speaker
Dr. Francisco “Kiko” A. Magno
Senior Fellow and Founding Director, La Salle Institute of Governance
Trustee and Program Convenor, Stratbase ADR Institute

Open Forum
Moderated by:
Richard Javad Heydarian
Non-Resident Fellow, Stratbase ADR Institute

Closing Remarks
A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi
Head, ASEAN Studies Program, The Habibie Center

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