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,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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)