CIGS Speaker Series: Julio S. Amador III
Julio S. Amador III
Foreign Affairs Research Specialist
Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies
Foreign Service Institute, Philippines
“US rebalancing and ASEAN”
Julio Amador III is currently on leave as Foreign Affairs Research Specialist in the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute. He provides policy analysis and strategic advice on ASEAN issues, Southeast Asia security and international relations, and foreign policy to several offices in the Department of Foreign Affairs. He has served as a member of Philippine delegations to ASEAN and other bilateral meetings and was recently supporting expert to the country’s Eminent Representative to the Second East Asian Vision Group. His research and policy interests are Philippine Foreign and Economic Policy, East Asian Integration, Southeast Asia security and politics, ASEAN, and US-Southeast Asia relations. He is a Yuchengco Fellow for the Young Leaders Program of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Fellow of the Ronald Coase Institute and the Salzburg Global Seminar, a visiting scholar at the University of California San Diego in 2007 and Australian Leadership Award Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in 2012. He earned his BA in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines and is working on his MA in International Relations as a Fulbright Scholar at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He is a Visiting Southeast Asia Fellow at the East West Center DC from May 27 to November 27, 2013 where he is working on a research paper on ASEAN’s response to the US’ rebalancing in the Asia Pacific.
He has articles published in the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Asian Politics & Policy, India Quarterly, and the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. He contributed a chapter on ASEAN in the book Integrity of Elections: Role of Regional Organizations published by International IDEA and has a book chapter on Philippine Foreign and Security Policy in a forthcoming book entitled Foreign Policy and Security in Asia: Threats, Strategies and Policy Approaches. His commentaries have appeared in Rappler, a social media site based in the Philippines, Interfax Energy, and the Asia Pacific Bulletin.