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Economics Major Chosen as Delegate to the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) United for Peace Forum 2015

March 19,2015

YSEALI 2015 copyThe US Embassy in Manila and the Focolare Movement in the Philippines have chosen to be one of the participants in the YSEALI United for Peace National Forum Ms. Arielle Guado, a senior majoring student of the International Business and Diplomacy (IBEAD) Department, School of Business.  Ms. Guado will be one of the fifty (50) participants from different regions of the Philippines.

According to its website the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), which was launched in 2013, is U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in ASEAN.

The YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders 18–35 years old from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  “The forum itself aims to examine interpersonal and cultural conflicts in the Philippines and develop strategies to address the differences that polarize people and communities.  The forum will equip participants also with skills to develop projects or campaigns to address conflict, while their network of peace advocates in the Philippines.”

By: Mr. Ramon Mañalac
Dean, School of Business