The Department of Political Science of the School of Social Sciences of the Ateneo de Manila University has been recently awarded the Ambassador Rodolfo C Severino Jr Endowment for Diplomacy and International Relations last August 17, 2020. The endowment is established in honor of Amb Rodolfo Severino Jr’s distinguished contribution to Philippine foreign policy and scholarship in the field of Philippines-ASEAN regional diplomacy. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs remembers Amb Severino as a “long-time Filipino diplomat best known as the 10th Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (1998-2002) who left a lasting impact in the country’s relations with the world.”
The Severino Jr Endowment grants a Professorial Chair Award to a full time faculty of Political Science who will promote outstanding research and sponsor lectures in the fields of diplomacy and international relations.
Dr Melay Abao is a featured speaker of the last 7th Biennial Eastern Visayas Political