Asia After Five — Philippine Foreign Policy Under Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr


Join us at our next Asia After Five at the Foundation's Wellington office hear from to Richard Heydarian, a Manila-based rockstar in Philippine domestic and foreign policy.

Richard will be speaking about the direction of the Philippines' foreign policy under the Marcos administration and what the next four years hold for the Philippines’ international engagement, including relations with New Zealand.

The event will follow our popular Asia After Five format — where we blend Asia-focused discussion with an evening of drinks, nibbles and making connections.

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic, columnist and author. He is a senior lecturer at the University of the Philippines. Richard has delivered lectures and talks at Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Columbia universities.

He has advised top government officials, presidential candidates, civil society groups, as well as investment groups, including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Richard has written for the world’s leading publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Foreign Affairs, and is a regular contributor to Aljazeera English, Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post and the Straits Times.

His latest books include Asia’s New Battlefield (Zed, 2015), The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Global Struggle for Mastery (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). He is also a regular contributor to leading global think tanks such as Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Brooking Institution, and Council on Foreign Relations.