U.S. Embassy Talks

Our flagship virtual speaker program aims at promoting and building understanding on topics that are important to both the U.S. and the Philippines. This series introduces a wide range of conversations to diverse and broad audiences including decision makers, government officials, NGOs, students and youth in the Philippines. It also features speakers from the U.S. embassy and experts from the United States.

While we stay home during the #COVID19 pandemic, some of us are spending more of our time online. What are the risks involved in using online platforms and how can we protect ourselves from these risks? International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni and cybersecurity experts discussed the nature of current cyber threats and the available resources we can access to protect ourselves online.

In this episode of U.S. Embassy Talks, we discussed the importance of youth participation during the COVID19 crisis. YSEALI Philippines alumni shared their stories on leading initiatives aimed at helping affected communities across the country. They also shared tips on how fellow youth can help and take advantage of their time at home. Ambassador Sung Kim also joined the discussion.

In the wake of global economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, entrepreneurs are innovating to respond to the challenges brought by the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines‘ American Spaces Philippines and YSEALI Philippines, in collaboration with the PhilDev Foundation hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with entrepreneurship experts who shared their knowledge and experience on how startups and businesses can thrive and survive during this extraordinary time by drawing on various resources; from governments, universities, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and communities.