April 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Columbia University - Faculty House Garden Room 1, 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027

In recent months, public life in Thailand has been overshadowed by the momentous October 13, 2016 passing of long-reigning King Bhumibol, and the December 1 accession of the King Vajiralongkorn to the throne. Although a popular referendum approved the 2016 draft constitution last August, that constitution has yet to pass into law, and no date has been set for the next general election. As the ruling military junta completes its third year in power, freedom of expression remains severely constrained, and Thailand faces a range of economic and social challenges. During this third Columbia Thailand Update event, eight speakers will present their research and views on the latest developments and prospects, at a crucial juncture in the country’s history.

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Tyrell Haberkorn, Research Fellow, Australian National University
  • Puangchon Unchanam, Ph.D. Student in Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Allen Hicken, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan
  • Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
  • Arwiphawee Srithongrung, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Wichita State University
  • Kanda Naknoi, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut
  • Frank Munger, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Penchan Phoborisut, Assistant Professor of Communications, California State University-Fullerton

Please register for the event through the link below

Hosted by: 

  • NYSEAN
  • Weatherhead East Asian Institute
  • SEAI
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center