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Robles talks on EU relations in ASEAN

Dr. Alfredo Robles Jr. of the International Studies Department will deliver the inaugural lectureof the Ambassador Carlos J. Valdes Distinguished Professorial Chair in Political Economy on Wednesday, February 21, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ariston Estrada Seminar Room.

His lecture is titled “Interregional Cooperation, Regional Integration, and European Union Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN.” The Political Science Department and the International Studies Department sponsor the event.

The professorial lecture will be in honor of Ambassador Valdes, an alumnus and scholar of DLSU, Ateneo de Manila, Far Eastern University, and Philippine Law School.

Ambassador Valdes has distinguished himself as a lawyer and a certified public accountant. He capped his distinguished career as a professional educator by accepting full-time service to the country as a member of the diplomatic corps.

Robles, who has done research on ASEAN-EU relations in the last few years, is a UP summa cum laude graduate with a BA major in History, minor in Political Science.

He has also two doctoral degrees, one in International and European Studies from the Universite de Paris-I and another in Political Science from Syracuse University. He has done post-doctoral research at the Japan Institute of International Affairs and at the Hague Academy for International Law.

Engineering students win inter-university quiz bee

The DLSU-Manila team composed of mechanical engineering students Terence Jason Gocheco and Chris Roumel Kho and electronics and communications engineering major Joel Panugayan topped the Inter-University Engineering Sciences Quiz Show held at the Ozanam audio-visual room of Adamson University last February 1.

The show, sponsored by the Chemical Engineering Student Society of Adamson, aimed to foster a closer relationship among engineering students from different academic institutions and to promote and elevate the quality of engineering education through healthy competitions. The COE team was formed by Catalina Mijares of the Chemical Engineering Department.

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