Universities

2020. Invited speaker. “The Rise of Strongmen Regimes: Duterte, Jokowi, and Chinese Capital in Southeast Asia,” Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 4.

2020. Invited speaker. “Capital Exports with Chinese Characteristics? Strongmen and Elites in the Philippines,” AidData & Sociology Department, William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA, February 6.

2020. Invited speaker in a closed-door workshop. “Illicit Capital? Chinese Investments in Duterte’s Philippines,” Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, January 25.

2020. Invited speaker. “Between Economic and Social Exclusions: Chinese Online Gambling Investments in the Philippines,” Sociology Department, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), Philippines, January 21.

2019. Invited speaker in a conference. “The Arrested Development of the Bicol South Rail Project in the Philippines,” Institute for Technology and Management, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, December 11.

2019. Invited speaker. “Derailing Development: Financial Coalitions and Chinese Railway Investments in Southeast Asia,” Fakultas Ilmu Sosial Dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Islam Negeri, Indonesia, November 22.

2019. Invited speaker. “The Sino-Centric Capital Export Regime: State-Backed and Flexible Capitals in the Philippines,” LabSosio, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 17.

2019. Invited speaker. “Chinese Investments in Southeast Asia,” Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, USA, October 11.

2019. Invited speaker. “The Political Economy of Chinese Capital in Southeast Asia,” Paramadina Graduate School of Diplomacy, Universitas Paramadina, Indonesia, May 3.

2019. Invited co-panelist in a conference. “Beyond Geopolitics: Southeast Asia and Elites in the Belt and Road,” 12th-US-China Annual Symposium, Tufts University, Boston, April 13.

2019. Invited speaker. “The Politics of Vexed Capital: Financing Coalitions and Chinese Railway Projects in Southeast Asia,” Global Policy Development Center, Boston University, USA, March 28.

2018. Invited speaker. “Sinews of Politics: Investment Coalitions, Rent-Seeking, and Chinese Foreign Investments in the Philippines,” School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore, November 13.

2018. Invited speaker. “The Specter of China’s Maritime Silk Road: Investment Coalitions and China’s Port Investments in the Philippines,” Maritime Security Programme, Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore, November 12.

2018. Invited speaker. “Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia: Corrosive or Not?” Political Economy Division, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), Philippines, November 9.

2018. Invited co-panelist in a conference. “Philippines-China Relations and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.” “Forum on Philippine-China Relations: Geopolitics and Realities,” Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS), Miriam College, Philippines, November 8.

2018. Invited workshop participant. “Sinews of Politics: Investment Coalitions, Rent-Seeking, and Chinese Foreign Investments in the Philippines,” University of Virginia (UVA), Sociology Department, USA, September 21.

2018. Invited co-panelist in a conference. “Ph-China Cooperation amidst the US-China Trade war,” Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), Quezon City, Philippines, September 6.

International Organizations, State Institutions, and Think Tanks

2020. Invited speaker. “Who Wins in Disputes? Impact of the South China Sea on Economic Sectors in the Philippines,” Development and Research Group, The World Bank – IBRD, IDA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 3.

2019. Invited speaker in a closed-door workshop. “Chinese Capital, Belt and Road, and Online Gambling Investments in the Philippines,” Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, Mahidol University, Thailand, December 12.

2019. Invited speaker in a closed-door workshop. “Following the Money: Chinese Foreign Capital Inflows in Southeast Asia” US Embassy in the Philippines, Presentation to Regional Diplomatic Staff, Manila, Philippines, September 17.

2019. Invited co-panelist in a conference. “Online Gambling and the Chinese Ascent: A Globalization Story.” PSA Philippine Consultancy, Makati, Philippines, September 16.

2019. Invited co-panelist in a conference. “The Philippines in between the US and China,” National Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, Malaya Movement, Washington DC, USA, April 12.

2019. Invited speaker in a closed-door workshop. “Chinese Investment in Online Gambling” Center for Integrated & Private Enterprises-Taiwan Institute for Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan, February 23.

2019. Invited speaker. “Chinese Investment as Corrosive Capital” Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRI), Makati, Philippines, February 21.

2018. Invited speaker. “Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines,” Stratbase-ADR Institute (ADRI), Makati, Philippines, October 25.

2018. Invited speaker. “Assessing China’s Railroad Projects,” PSA Philippines Consultancy Inc, Makati, Philippines, October 23.

2018. Invited speaker. “The Patterns, Directions, and Implications of Chinese Investments in Philippine Mining,” Sajogyo Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 19.

2018. Invited speaker in closed- door workshop. “Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines: Past Research, Trends, and New Direction,” Center for Integrated & Private Enterprises & ASEAN Think Tank Network, Bali, Indonesia, October 14.

2018. Invited speaker. “China’s Belt and Road and Duterte’s Build Build Build,” US-Philippine Society, Washington DC, USA, July 26.

2018. Invited speaker. “Tracking, Verifying, and Assessing Chinese FDI in Southeast Asia,” Center for Integrated & Private Enterprises, Washington DC, USA,  June 26.

2018. Invited speaker in a conference. “Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Maritime Southeast Asia,” in Chinese FDI in Southeast Asia and Local Politics, Stimson Center, Washington DC, USA, May 11.