Webinar on “Change and Continuity in the Politics of Patronage in Thailand”

 

In this webinar, Dr Napon Jatusripitak, Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, examined the role of patronage politics in Thailand, and the implications for the upcoming Thai general election and beyond.

 

 

Webinar on “Peace Dialogue in Thailand’s Deep South: Prospects and Pitfalls”

 

In this webinar, Mr Matthew Wheeler (Senior Analyst, Southeast Asia, International Crisis Group) talked about the complicated security situation in Thailand’s Deep South.

 

 

Webinar on “Thailand’s Trade Competition Commission in Action”

 

Mr Krisda Piampongsant, former Vice Chairman, Trade Competition Commission of Thailand, discussed the history of competition policy in Thailand, the work of its restructured Trade Competition Commission, the challenges that the Commission faces in its work and the sectors that it watches most closely for signs of unfair trade practices.

 

 

Seminar on “Monarchy, Nation-Building and Struggle in Thailand: Past, Present and Future?”

 

In this hybrid seminar, Speaker Dr Charnvit Kasetsiri (historian and former rector of Thammasat University in Bangkok) shared his recently published book “Thailand: A Struggle for the Nation” and presented on the history and challenges of nation-building in Thailand. He was joined by Discussants Dr Allen Hicken and Dr Matthew Reeder.

 

 

Webinar on “The Development of Regional and Ethnic Identities on Thailand’s Northern and Southern Peripheries”

 

In this webinar, Dr Leslie Castro-Woodhouse and Mr Graham Dalrymple discussed the issue of regional and ethnic identities, which figured prominently in Thailand’s affairs, and the current provincial metropolitan divides.

 

 

Seminar on “Religion and Religiosity in Thai Elections: Irrelevant No Longer”

 

In this hybrid seminar, Dr Tomas Larsson delivered a talk on the connection between religions and elections in Thailand.

 

 

Webinar on “The Role of Thai Village Health Volunteers in Controlling COVID-19”

 

Drawing on preliminary research in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Dr Anjalee Cohen examined some of the reasons for this success and the vital role that primary health care continues to play in controlling COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in Thailand.

 

 

Webinar on “Laws and Capital: What’s Restraining Freedom of the Press in Thailand”

 

In this webinar, Mr Noppatjak Attanon and Ms Wasinee Pabuprapap from Thailand’s Workpoint discussed the state of press freedom in Thailand. 

 

 

Webinar on “Protest and Digital Repression: Repercussions and Pushback in Myanmar and Thailand”

 

In this webinar, Dr Janjiira Sombatpoonsiri and Ms Thinzar Shunlei Yi addressed the issue of digital repression in Myanmar and Thailand. They touch on the intertwining of digital and traditional approaches to repression, and its impact on protest movements.

 

 

Webinar on “Smoothing Subversion: Silk as Political Strategy in Modern Thailand”

 

In this hybrid seminar, Dr Alexandra Dalferro explored the roles that silk and sericulture played in Thailand during the Cold War period, highlighting the ways silks were integrated into counterinsurgency and rural development projects established across provincial Thailand.