Senior Fellow Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon to Speak on the Current Situation in Thailand
The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies will host the lecture, "Thailand: What is Going On?: An Informal Discussion on the Current Situation in Thailand" with Burkle Center Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon.
Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free and open to the public.
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon is a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center. He teaches International Development 191D "Diplomacy, Globalization and Development" and Southeast Asian Studies 188, "Diplomacy under Globalization: Thailand's Experience." In addition to his activities on campus, Dr. Suphamongkhon has spoken to groups in the greater Los Angeles area including the Pacific Council on International Policy and USC's Center for Diplomacy.
Before joining UCLA, Dr. Suphamongkhon was the 39th Foreign Minister in Thailand. He began his public service career in 1984 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and worked at the Department of International Organizations and the Department of Political Affairs. He later served as a Thai diplomat to the United Nations in New York. He has also served as the Thai Trade Representative, which is equivalent to a Trade Minister in the Cabinet, Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Thailand, Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Speaker of Thailand's House of Representative and Chairman of Human Security Network.
Dr. Suphamongkhon received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, a M.A. in International Studies from the American University in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. in International Relations from USC, where he taught classes on international law, international relations and international organization.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) was established in 1999 with a mission to take a leading role in defining the place of Southeast Asian Studies in the U.S. for the 21st century. UCLA's CSEAS promotes independent research and innovative teaching about the histories, languages, societies, and cultures of Southeast Asia and its peoples. To this end, it supports expanded course offerings, hosts visiting scholars and researchers, presents public lectures and cultural programs, organizes conferences and symposia, contributes to the development of library holdings and services, supports undergraduate and graduate study, conducts outreach and teacher-training programs, and builds partnerships with organizations in the local Southeast Asian community and beyond.