Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB)

The Great Resilience of ASEAN: Perspectives from Singapore and the Philippines

May 15-24, 2023


For the past four decades, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has consistently been one of the best-performing regional blocs in the world, a region of geopolitical and economic importance to the United States and the global economy. However, as with other world regions, ASEAN has dealt with multiple challenges in recent years—a global pandemic, macroeconomic, social, environmental, and technological disruptions, and geopolitical tensions. Despite these challenges, the region is projected to be a bright and resilient spot in the global economy.

CU Denver CIBER is pleased to announce the offering of the 2023 ASEAN Faculty Development in International Business Program (ASEAN FDIB). The program will examine significant and unique challenges facing ASEAN, how the association addresses them, the region’s prospects for moving forward, and its implications for US global competitiveness. Particular emphasis will be given to the perspectives of two key ASEAN member countries—Singapore and the Philippines.

Key Program Features

  • Field visits to and presentations by leading local, US, and foreign companies in Singapore and the Philippines.
  • Briefings/fireside chats with business executives, scholars, and government officials from Singapore and the Philippines.
  • Cultural visits and events (to selected sites in Singapore and a planned 1.5-day weekend visit to an environmental sustainability hub in the Philippines).
  • An opportunity to network with faculty, practitioners, and consultants who are doing work on ASEAN and related topics.
  • Invitation to post-program webinars on ASEAN and related topics.
Singapore as a Global Hub
Singapore as a Global Hub
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For additional information, contact:

Karen Freidhof, Assistant Director, IIB/CIBER   karen.freidhof@ucdenver.edu

Manuel Serapio, Faculty Director, IIB/CIBER     manuel.serapio@ucdenver.edu

Program schedule to be announced

To be announced

To be announced

Program Fee

$6,000 program fee includes single-occupancy hotel accommodations in Singapore and the Philippines; air travel from Singapore to Manila; selected meals; transportation to company visits; selected airport transfers; program materials; admission fee to selected activities; selected cultural visits.

The program fee excludes: international air ticket to Singapore and return from Manila; travel insurance; Singapore arrival airport transfer; Manila departure airport transfer; meals not covered during the program; miscellaneous fees (e.g., passport and visa fees, non-covered activity admission fees).

Applications close Monday, March 27, 2023

Cancellations may be accepted until Friday, April 7, 2023 with a $750 cancellation fee.


Limited Partial Scholarships may be available for US Faculty

  • Who are launching an international emphasis on their teaching and research.
  • Who are developing an international study trip to ASEAN.
  • Who are teaching at federally recognized minority-serving institutions.
  • Who are teaching at community colleges.
  • Who are teaching at Rocky Mountain CIBER-member universities and community colleges.

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