Surin Pitsuwan Lecture in Thai Politics and Society (formerly the Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series)

Surin Pitsuwan Lecture in Thai Politics and Society (formerly the Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series)

The Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series began in 2012 with a lecture given by Dr. Komatra Chuengsatiensup, Director, Society and Health Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, who presented After the Flood: Reaction, Relief, and Recovery in Thailand. Since then, there have been six additional lectures. Korn Chatikavanij, Chairman of Thailand Democrat Party Policy Unit, Chairman of Thai Fintech Association, and former Finance Minister of Thailand delivered the most recent lecture, titled Thailand 4.0: The Rise of a Stagnant Nation: (Moving Beyond Red, Yellow, And Green). The lecture series was renamed the Surin Pitsuwan Lecture in Thai Politics and Society in December 2018. The inaugural lecture was given in the Spring of 2019 by Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. 

PAST EVENTS

Spring 2021, Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Use and Abuse of Thailand’s Lèse-Majesté Law: The Peculiarity of Thai Democracy

Spring 2019, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Elections, Coups and Constitutions: Thailand's Reckoning in Regional Perspective

Fall 2016, Pravit Rojanaphruk, “Holding Governments and Journalists Accountable: Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press in Thailand”

Spring 2016, Maurizio Peleggi, “Prehistory and the Cold War: American Neocolonial Archaeology in Thailand”

Fall 2015, Veerathai Santiprabob, “What Can We Expect from Thailand’s Reform?”

Spring 2014, Duncan McCargo, “Policing Bangkok”

Fall 2013, Apiwat Ratanawaraha, “Shaping the Future of Thai Cities”

Spring 2013, Prasarn Trairatvorakul “From Here to There: Economic Transition in Emerging Markets”

2012, Komatra Chuengsatiansup, “After the Flood: Reaction, Relief, and Recovery in Thailand”

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