Javier Galván Guijo is the current director of the Instituto Cervantes (IC) in Manila. He is an architect by profession. He has an MA from the Centro Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, and a PhD. from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Among numerous awards, he has an honorary doctorate from the University of Santo Tomas Legazpi, as well as a Presidential Medal of Merit from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and the Order of the Cross of Isabel the Catholic from King Juan Carlos of Spain.
As main speaker
ILS 17 – Creadoras: A Tribute to Betsy Westerndorp
About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism.
Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.
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