Class 5 (2006-2008)

Crisostomo Bas, Philippines

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

As an officer in the Philippine Armed Forces, Jun realized that the military has always been involved in the crises and conflict situations in the Philippines, and felt compelled to labor toward successful resolutions. While working early in his career with outlying communities as part of a nationwide counterinsurgency operation, he was able to see that sustainable development is crucial for long-term peace. He became deeply involved in the development of doctrine manuals for the Army, designed to prescribe the conduct of military operations, and his master’s work in business management has provided him with a matured outlook on how internal crisis and conflicts can directly and indirectly affect a nation’s economy. He hopes to return to his home country prepared to influence policies and programs toward sustainable conflict resolution.