In line with the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Chiang Kai Shek College-Narra Campus, the Golden Symposia was organized as a venue for exchange of new ideas and latest perspective on Philippine-China Relation on January 14, February 4, and 5, 2016 at the CKS College Auditorium.
Prof. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, Ph. D. was the first scheduled resource speaker to lecture about the China-Southeast Asia Relations to the Senior High School Students last January 14, 2016 from 2PM to 4PM in the CKS College Auditorium. She is currently a Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines, where she also served as Dean from 2003-2009. She also has a visiting professor appointment at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. Since July 2010, she has served as editor-in-chief of the refereed academic journal Asian Politics & Policy (Wiley-Blackwell).
She has authored over one hundred published works, delivered presentations and remarks at close to 200 international and national conferences. Likewise, she has advised pro bono, past or present in the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of National Defense, the National Security Council and the Philippine Navy. She has also lectured at the Foreign Service Institute, the National Defense College and various training institutions of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Prof. Baviera in her lecture stressed the importance of maintaining harmonious diplomatic relations between China and South East Asia despite the territorial dispute in order to sustain the economic growth in the region.
Another lecture will be delivered by Prof. Aurora Lim (UP Diliman) about China's Vision of the New Silk Route and its implications on Philippine-China Relations on February 4. Then, Prof. Benito Lim (Ateneo de Manila) will tackle Philippine-China Relations, Current Social-Political-Economic Developments in China, and China's Role in Global Affairs on February 5.
The lecture-series aims to enumerate the advantages of strengthening the Philippines-China relation, trace the beginning and direction of the Philippine-China relation, and promote positive outlook on Philippine-China relation.