Brian Poe -Llamanzares represents PH in US Glocal Security Study program

by AYUNAN GUNTING

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  • Brian Poe Llamanzares Represents Philippines in US Global Security Study Program

    Filipino public servant, philanthropist, and businessman, Brian Poe Llamanzares, recently participated in the U.S. Global Security and Development Study program held on February 27. The program, designed to enhance participants’ understanding of critical issues surrounding international security and global development, provided a platform for insightful discussions and valuable learning experiences.

    Throughout the five-day program, Poe Llamanzares engaged in a series of activities aimed at broadening his perspective on global security and development issues. On the first day, he attended briefings at key institutions including the Philippine Embassy, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, and the U.S. National Defense University. These sessions not only facilitated learning but also contributed to strengthening diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the United States.

    As the program progressed, Poe Llamanzares delved deeper into discussions on regional security issues, modernization strategies, and multilateral diplomacy during his visit to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Pentagon on the second day. The following day, he explored topics related to cybersecurity and trade at the National Cyber Security Center of Excellence and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, further enriching his understanding of global security dynamics.

    A highlight of the program came on the fourth day when Poe Llamanzares led a discussion at the United States Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The conversation focused on opportunities for development in the region, followed by a visit to the Institute of Peace, where he received recognition for peace-building efforts in Mindanao and explored opportunities for collaboration.

    On the fifth and final day of the program, Poe Llamanzares participated in briefings at the Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations and engaged in discussions on international issues such as conflicts in the Middle East, Ukraine, and the West Philippine Sea. He also had the privilege of attending a briefing at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he discussed foreign policy with senior military fellows.

    The program concluded with an exclusive tour of the United Nations, where Poe Llamanzares had the opportunity to visit the Security Council and stand at the podium in front of the General Assembly. Reflecting on the experience, he emphasized the importance of international cooperation and dialogue in addressing critical humanitarian issues.

    In reflecting on his transformative experience during the US Global Security Study program, Brian Poe Llamanzares shared, “Participating in this program has been an eye-opening journey, allowing me to gain invaluable insights into global security challenges and development opportunities. Through the National Defense College, I am deeply honored to represent the Philippines and contribute to meaningful discussions on enhancing international cooperation for a safer and more peaceful world.”

    Poe Llamanzares’ participation in the U.S. Global Security and Development Study program underscores his commitment to advancing knowledge and understanding in critical areas of national and international importance. For those interested in following his journey during the program, updates can be found on his Instagram account @heyitsbrianpoe.