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Columbia University Reaches Out to Manila; Partners with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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The Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), together with the Columbia University Alumni Association of the Philippines (CAAPH), partnered with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to co-host a forum that highlighted economic strengths of the Philippines and impact of a Trump presidency on economies, among other issues.

BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. (5th from left) graced the event, which was held on December 8 at the BSP headquarters in Manila, as keynote speaker. Columbia University Professor Arvid Lukauskas (3rd from left) delivered the presentation on the impact of a Trump presidency, while SGV Founder and Columbia University alumnus Washington SyCip gave the closing remarks.

The forum was part of the year-long celebration of the 70th Year of SIPA under the theme “Where the World Connects” and was meant to promote discourse on the domestic and global economies.

Also in photo are other Columbia University alumni (L-R): Asian Development Bank Director General Toshio Oya (Law ’89), Net Group Co-President Ramon Rufino (GSAPP ’06), Primeiro Partners Managing Partner Stephen Sieh (CBS ’98), BSP Director Zeno Abenoja (SIPA ’09), and BSP Director Pia Roman Tayag (SIPA ’00).

During the forum, Professor Lukauskas took the opportunity to talk about SIPA’s Economic Policy Management program, including its concentration on central banking and financial markets.

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