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01/10/2014: A Perspective on US-Philippine Relations

The US-Philippines Society invites you to

A Perspective on US-Philippine Relations

Ms. Tina Malone
Counselor for Public Affairs
US Embassy Manila


State Department Desk Officers

Wednesday, October 8th
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Romulo Hall, Philippine Embassy
1600 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Ms. Malone will share her perspective on how the United States Government is intetracting in the Philippines on cultural and educational exchanges, information, governance, business, and development. She will be joined by State Department Desk Officers

Why should you attend?

The forum will be of interest especially to young leaders within the Fil-Am community, as well as those outside the Fil-Am community trying to stay abreast of key issues in the relationship.

Register for the event here.

Bettina (Tina) Malone is Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Manila. From 2011 until 2013, she served as the Embassy in Manila's Spokeswoman and Press Attache. She has been a US Foreign Service Officer since the year 2000. In her previous Foreign Service assignments, Tina worked  in the US Embassies in the Philippines, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Malaysia. She calls herself a "repeat offender" at the US Embassy in Manila, having served here previously from 2002 to 2004, and she proudly counts herself among those Americans who love the Philippines so much they just keep coming back.

Ms. Malone earned her Master's Degree in International Affairs and Social Change and Development from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor's Degree in Third World Studies from William Smith College. She also did her undergraduate work at a small liberal arts college in upstate New York. She speaks fluent French, and has a working knowledge of Bahasa Malaysia. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Malone worked for over a decade in the field of international development, first as a USPeace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and later for a variety of nongovernmental organizations. She is married with three children.