Dr. DINO PATTI DJALAL
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
Dino Patti Djalal was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on 10th September 1965. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada); a Masters Degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), and a Phd in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK). In 2004, Dino was appointed Special Staff of the President for International Affairs. In that capacity, Dino assumed many roles: Presidential spokesperson, foreign policy adviser to the President, speech writer. From 2010 to 2013, Dino served as Indonesia's ambassador to the United States. In 2012, Dr. Dino won the prestigious "Marketeer of the Year", the same award that was won by President Joko Widodo. In June 2014, Dino was appointed Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, until October that year. In 2015, he has founded the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia.
Mr. RICHARD JAVAD HEYDARIAN
Mr. Richard Javad Heydarian
Richard Javad Heydarian is a manila-based academic, columnist and author. He is a fellow at Stratbase-ADR Institute, and formerly taught political science at Ateneo De Manila University and De La Salle University, and most recently was a research fellow at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He has delivered talks and lectures at the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia universities, and has written for global outlets such as CNN International, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Foreign Affairs. He is currently Television host at GMA network, a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and a regular opinion writer for leading global publications. His latest books are “The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy” (Palgrave Macmillan) and “The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and the New Global Struggle for Mastery” (Palgrave Macmillan).