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Class 7 (2008-2010)

Danilo Estranero, Philippines

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Danilo Estranero holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philippine Military Academy. Several years of exposure in conflict-affected areas validated the idea for Dani that a military solution alone will not solve armed conflicts. Following this conviction, after serving his tour of duty in Southern Philippines, he was assigned to the Philippine Army headquarters and then to the Doctrine Center of Training and Doctrine Command, Philippine Army, where he was in the best position to contribute to the improvement of Army systems and doctrines, and influence policy-making. His participation in the first session of the three-month Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand in 2006 inspired him to pursue further studies on peace and conflict resolution. Upon completion of the fellowship, he plans to be actively involved in the peace and development programs of the AFP’s (Armed Forces of the Philippines) National Development Support Command as well as in the other development programs for the Philippines.