Universities

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

2020. “Illicit Capital? Chinese Investments in Duterte’s Philippines,” Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, January 25.

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

2019. “Chinese Capital, Belt and Road, and Online Gambling Investments in the Philippines,” Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, Mahidol University, Thailand, December 12.

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

2019. “Derailing Development: Financial Coalitions and Chinese Railway Investments in Southeast Asia,” Fakultas Ilmu Sosial Dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Islam Negeri, Indonesia, November 17.

2019. “The Political Economy of Chinese Capital in Southeast Asia: Between Elite Conflict & Social Mobilization,” Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, USA, October 11.

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

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

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

2018. “The Politics of Vexed Capital: Financing Coalitions and Chinese Railway Projects in Southeast Asia,” Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Maritime Security Programme, Singapore, November 12.

2018. “Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia: Corrosive or Not?” University of Asia and the Pacific, Political Economy Division, Philippines, November 9.

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

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

2018. “Ph-China Cooperation amidst the US-China Trade war,” Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, September 6.

2014. “Colonial and Postcolonial Development in the Philippine Mining Sector,” in Ifugao State University, Social Studies Department, Philippines, July 27.

State Institutions, Think Tanks, and Others

2019. “Following the Money: Chinese Foreign Capital Inflows in Southeast Asia” US Embassy in the Philippines – Presentation to Mid-Level Diplomatic Staff, Manila, Philippines, September 17.

2019. “Online Gambling and the Chinese Ascent: A Globalization Story” Manila House & Philippine PSA Philippine Consultancy, Makati, Philippines September 16.

2019. “Chinese Investment in Online Gambling” CIPE-ITRI, Taiwan February 23.

2019. “Chinese Investment as Corrosive Capital” CIPE-Stratbase ADR Institute, Philippines, February 21.

2018. “The Belt and Road Initiative,” in Philippine China Relations,” Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS), Philippines, November 9.

2018. “Chinese Development Aid in the Philippines:  Achievements and Challenges in Philippines-China Economic Relations,” Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS), Philippines, November 8.

2018. “Chinese Offshore Gambling in the Philippines,” US Embassy in the Philippines, Joint lecture hosted by the American and Australian Embassies, Philippines, November 4.

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

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

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

2018. “Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines: Past Research, Trends, and New Direction,” CIPE & ASEAN Think Tank Network, Bali, Indonesia, October 14.

2018. “China’s Belt and Road and Duterte’s Build Build Build,” US-Philippine Society & Stimson Center, Washington DC, June 26.

2018. “Tracking, Verifying, and Assessing Chinese FDI in Southeast Asia,” CIPE, Washington DC, June 26.

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

2017. “Philippines’ Business Prospects with China,” Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido, ARE Pagus Communications, August 16.

2016. “Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investment in the Philippines,” Focus on the Global South and Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, South’s Trade and Investment Forum, Quezon City, November 9.