Seminar on “How Factions Lost but Patronage Politics Persists: Lessons from Thailand’s 2023 General Elections”


Dr Napon Jatusripitak, Visiting Fellow, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, and Dr Punchada Sirivunnabood, Associate Professor, Mahidol University, examined the nature and scope of the shifts in Thai politics that led to the stunning victory of the Move Forward Party in the 2023 general elections.



Webinar on “Democratic Consolidation or Backsliding? Analysis and Implications of Thailand’s 2023 General Election”


In this webinar, The Honorable Abhisit Vejjajiva, former leader of the Democrat Party and former prime minister of Thailand, discussed the future of Thai politics, and the implications for Thailand and the region after the election.



Webinar on “Thailand’s 2023 General Election”


In this webinar, Mr Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (Leader of the Thai Progressive Movement) and Dr Prajak Kongkirati (Associate Professor, Thammasat University) discussed the different political scenarios that will follow after the 2023 Thailand election.



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.