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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan | The Philippines Under Duterte

February 17 - 18

Since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines has distanced itself from its longtime alliance with the U.S. and pivoted toward China. Equally troubling has been Duterte’s largescale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S. relations with the Philippines? What does Duterte’s rise signal to the rest of the world? With a career spanning 25 years as a foreign correspondent, NPR's Manila Division reporter Julie McCarthy offers an on-the-ground assessment of the changes taking place in the Philippines. A highly decorated journalist, she’s covered Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. She won a Peabody Award for her coverage of Pakistan, as well as additional awards throughout her career

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