Rodolfo Severino Jr., Filipino diplomat, Died at 82

Rodolfo Certeza Severino Jr. was born on April 27, 1936, and died on April 19, 2019; he was a Filipino diplomat. Rodolfo served as the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 1998 to 2002.

He was the inaugural head of the ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore from 2008 to 2015 and was an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the National University of Singapore until 2015.

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Rodolfo was an Associate Senior Fellow affiliated with the ASC at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

He is the author of four books: Southeast Asia in Search of an ASEAN Community (2006), ASEAN (2008), The ASEAN Regional Forum (2009) and Where in the World is the Philippines? (2010).

Rodolfo was also the co-editor of Whither the Philippines in the 21st Century? (2007), among other collections.

Rodolfo Certeza Severino Jr. passed away at the age of 82.