LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia – Talk on Political Future of Thailand by Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak

The LSE Alumni would like to extend an invitation to ICAAM members (5 seats) for this Wednesday’s talk. Hope to see you all there.

Dear Fellow Alumni,

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The LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia would like invite you to a talk by Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a leading Thai academic and political scientist, on the political future of Thailand.
The details are as follows:

Date: 25 November 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm (dinner)
8pm onwards (talk)
Venue: Restaurant Rebung Chef Ismail
No 4-2 Lorong Maarof
Bangsar Park
59000 Kuala Lumpur
(Landmark: Dataran Maybank)

Tel: 03 22832119
Off: 03 2282 4776
Fax: 03 2283 4775

Kindly revert by 24th November (12pm) by confirming your attendance to lsemalaysiapr@yahoo.com.

For any enquiries, kindly contact Marina at 012-214 1028, Kevin at 016-322 6863 or Jia Jer at 016-333 6633.

On behalf of the LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia.

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“Dr Pongsudhirak is one of Thailand’s leading analysts on politics and macro-economy. He is a Thai national, based in Bangkok, with over 14 years as a political observer and commentator of Thailand and it relations in within ASEAN. As a freelance writer, he is an outspoken columnist with the Bangkok Post and well-respected for his research credentials and analytical skills, which allows him to incorporate great depth to his presentations and to facilitate and lead discussion on economic and political developments in Thailand.

He is an accomplished writer and prolific contributor of opinion and analysis, notably currently for the Bangkok Post, but is also a former contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit and a former contributing editor to the The Nation. He writes various papers and articles, including for the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), the European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS), Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS) and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

He is regularly interviewed on television, including CNN International, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC World, Al Jazeera and local Thai news stations, and frequently quoted in international press, including Financial Times, The Economist, Time, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Straits Times, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Far Eastern Economic Review etc. and also interviewed on the world’s international radio stations.

He is an academic at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand where he is simultaneously Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, UK, a M.A. (Hons) from The John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C. USA and a B.A, (Hons) in Political Science from The University of California, Santa Barbara. USA.”

(Source: The Insight Bureau)

ICAAM Centenary Dinner

Dear Members and Friends of ICAAM

Join ICAAM in celebrating ‘100 years of living science’ at the sumptuous ICAAM Centenary Dinner together with Sir Richard Sykes, Rector of Imperial College London.

This event, right in the heart of South-East Asia is part of the College’s centenary celebrations being held by Imperial College associations worldwide. Make it a night to be remembered and call us immediately for reservations.

Details are as follows:

Venue:

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, Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur

Date: 24th November 2007

Time: Predinner reception: 7.00pm
Arrival of VIPs: 8.15pm
Dinner: 8.30pm

Dress code : Smart Casual

Cost: RM100 per member (complimentary rate)
RM 150 non-member (guest)
RM 1500 Corporate Table

RSVP: President – Dr Zainal, zainalma@hotmail.com,
Mobile:012-3127642/+603-8946-6986
Secretary – Lau Kin Wai, lau@cellsafegroup.com,
Mobile:012-5023588/+603-2282-0890

Please forward this invitation to as many as possible (not restricted to
ICAAM members) and join the College in commemorating its one hundredth
birthday.

Details are also
available at http://www.icaam.org.my/events/index.html

See you there!