New Era University signs MOU with Moscow State of International Relations

The New Era University (NEU) and the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, known as MGIMO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for academic collaboration. The signing which took place at the MGIMO campus in Moscow, Russia on May 14, 2018 “hopes to enrich the intellectual environment of both institutions.” This is the first agreement for MGIMO with a private institution from the Philippines.

The memorandum yielded among other things the establishment of Russian Language Center at NEU, faculty exchange program, identification of scholarship opportunities in Russia, and mounting seminars, conferences and workshops.

Dr. Julian J. Meimban III, NEU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, and Dr. Anatoly Torkunov, MGIMO’s rector, represented their respective institution.  Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Allan Peter Cayetano, and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, Salvador Panelo, witnessed the historic signing, which was organized by Philippine Ambassador to Russia, Carlos Sorreta. Also with NEU’s delegation were Dr. Carlos Tabunda Jr., Director of NEU-ASEAN Studies Center (NEU-ASC), and Mr. Cornelio Guerrero, adviser and producer of Eagle Broadcasting Company, the media partner of NEU.

NEU’s collaboration with Russian universities commenced in 2016 with the participation of NEU-ASC at the ASEAN-Russia University Forum held in Vladivosok. In November 2016, Dr. Elena Koldunova, vice dean of MGIMO’s Political Science department, delivered a talk on Russia’s Bilateral and Multilateral Relations in the ASEAN, at the NEU main campus in Quezon City, Philippines. And in March 2017, NEU helped in facilitating a Russian team of businessmen in the country.

“The New Era University takes pride to have engaged in joint endeavorse such as this, with one of the most reputable universities in the world,” Dr. Meimban said. MGIMO is dubbed as “the Harvard University of Russia.” NEU and MGIMO have their respective ASEAN Studies Center, which fosters their studies and researches on international relations.

Photo credits: Emy Coloma and RTVM

NEU commemorates Philippines-Australia Friendship Day

The commemoration of Philippines-Australia Friendship Day was held through an activity fair in NEU on May 9, 2018. The event was graced by the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely, accompanied by NEU’s President Dr. Nilo Rosas, NEU’s Vice President for Academic and External Affairs Atty. Serafin Cuevas Jr., EBC’s President Rowena Deimoy, EBC’s Chief Operations Officer James Manzanero and other university officials.

The Friendship Day was created by the Philippine government in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Australian and Philippine bilateral relations that form diplomatic ties.

Acting Chief Magistrate delivers special lecture at NEU

Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Honorable Antonio T. Carpio delivered a lecture at the New Era University Hall on March 9, 2018. The three-hour talk which was titled “International Law Coherence or Chaos: A Special Lecture on the West Sea and other Foreign Policy Issues”, was organized through a collaborative effort of the students and faculty of AB Foreign Service, Legal Management, AB Political Science & AB Economics.

In his lecture, Justice Carpio stressed on the importance of asserting Philippine’s rights and jurisdiction in the West Philippines Sea and established his strong points that support the country’s historical claim over the contested territory. He also tried to answer some questions raised during the open forum which was moderated by Atty. Serafin Cuevas, Jr., dean of the NEU College of Law.

The program was hosted by Prof Noe L. Pobadora, Head of the AB Foreign Service Department and Prof. Cinderella P. Quinitio, Adviser of Legal Management Students Organization.