Seminars and Lectures

A. Jesuit Vocation Seminar

The Society of Jesus is inviting male college students and young professionals
to a Jesuit Vocation Discernment Seminar on February 10, 2008, Sunday, from 8:00
am to 5:00 pm.
This will be held on the 2nd floor of the CLC Building, Ateneo de Manila
University.
Registration is free.

For more information, please call 426-6101, and look for any member of the
Vocation Promotions team. You may also text 0917-JESUITS. Inquiries may also be
e-mailed to sjvocations@jesuits.ph.


B. Eaglewatch: Economic and Political Briefing

An Exclusive Invitation to the
ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY EAGLEWATCH
Economic and Political Briefing

Building Strengths in Institutions and the Economy:
THE CHALLENGE OF 2010 AND BEYOND

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 8:30-11:30 am
Veritas Hall, 4th Floor Ateneo Professional Schools, Rockwell


This early, major political groups are busy preparing for the
Presidential elections in 2010. Talks are abuzz with rumors on the
official bets of dominant opposition parties while some MalacaƱang
allies have expressed desire to run for the highest office in the land.

Too early, some say. For us in Ateneo, the early election fever will
only be productive if the more crucial tasks that will maximize its
results are attended to. For instance, how will the new leadership in
Comelec pursue electoral reforms and a modernized, clean and honest
elections? How can the economic gains of a stronger agricultural
sector and steadily growing investments be sustained? What further
institutional strengthening before and beyond the elections should be
undertaken to address the more important developmental issues of
poverty, hunger and restlessness?

The Eagle Watch briefing this February will provide a venue for
addressing these questions. Our economic, political experts will
engage an audience composed of businessmen, economists, media and
other prominent representatives of academe, government and
non-government sectors into a lively discussion to be able to
understand the persistent issues, decide more intelligently for their
respective organizations, and more importantly, get more involved in
efforts to uplift the country?s welfare.

Join us.
Speakers:
Cielito F. Habito, Ph.D.
Director, Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD)
Professor, Department of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University

J. R. Nereus Acosta, Ph.D.
Former Congressman, First District of Bukidnon,
Faculty, Ateneo School of Government
Faculty, Department of Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University

Special Guest Speaker:
Manuel Roxas III
Senator, Republic of the Philippines


Briefing Fee is P2,500 per person (inclusive of snacks and briefing
materials).
You could also avail of the 10% early bird discount if you register by
February 6, 2008, or the 10% group discount for groups of 3 or more
participants. For Ateneo students, alumni and staff, special rate is
Php1,800 only!

To register, please fax or email the reply slip below at telefax no.
929-7970 and email address ateneo.eaglewatch@gmail.com. For inquiries
please call the Eagle Watch secretariat at the same number. Look for
Ms Guia Janson or Ms. Majen Tong.

ABOUT EAGLEWATCH

The Economics Department through its research group, the Ateneo Center
for Economic Research and Development (ACERD), has been conducting
quarterly macroeconomic briefings since early 2002. These briefings
were mainly economic in nature -- basically an assessment of the
performance of the economy (GNP, GDP, other economic indicators, based
on latest results) -- and a forecast /economic outlook for the
medium-term based on the Ateneo Macroeconomic Forecasting Model
(AMFM) which ACERD had developed. The AMFM is the only operational
full macroeconomic model of the Philippine economy outside of the
NEDA-PIDS model being used by the government.

Beginning in September 2003, the Ateneo Economics Department and ACERD
partnered with the Ateneo Center for Social Planning and Public
Affairs (ACSPPA), the Ateneo Political Science Department, and the
Ateneo School of Government and expanded the briefing to include an
assessment of the country's political situation. This is in
recognition of the fact that a sound economic analysis can only be
made more complete if seen in the light of the political events
happening in the country.

Since then, the briefing has been called Eagle Watch and has provided
sound economic and political analysis to businessmen, economists,
media and other prominent representatives of academe, government and
non-government sectors.



Brought to you by:
Ateneo Economics Department
Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD)
Ateneo Political Science Department



IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, KINDLY PASS ON THIS INVITATION TO FRIENDS
OR COLLEAGUES WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED. THANK YOU!


EAGLEWATCH 2008
Building Strengths in Institutions and the Economy: THE CHALLENGE OF
2010 AND BEYOND

REPLY SLIP (PLEASE FAX TO 929-7970)

Please reserve _____seats for us in Eagle Watch. Following are the
names of the participants from our group:
1.____________________________________ 3._______________________________
2.____________________________________ 4._______________________________

Sorry, no one is available to attend the Eaglewatch briefing
We will avail of the 10% group discount (in excess of 3 pax)
Please have the check picked up at ________________________________
(office address).
Others, __________________________________________________________________
Name/Contact Person :___________________________________
Company/ Organization: ______________________
Tel no.___________________