The publication “Religion, Politics and Globalization-Implications for Thailand and Asia”
The publication, “Religion, Politics and Globalization-Implications for Thailand and Asia”, contains the accounts of the international seminar in Bangkok co-organized by the KAS and the Assumption University in June 2009. The volume examines the interplay between religions, politics and globalization. It contains a contemporary analysis of the interrelation in shaping cultures and countries politics as well as global phenomenon that redefined the custom of the world in 21st centuries.
The Vice President of the Senate, Prof.Tassana Boontong, opened the workshop, jointly organised by KAS Thailand and Secretariat of the Senate (SOS). The event was held at the parliament and brought together over hundred local leaders and students from 9 provinces of Thailand. The workshop provided the participants with a good overview on participatory democracy through many group participative learning methods.
Opening Ceremony of the Regional Parliamentary Centre in Chiang Rai
The Secretary General of The Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) held an opening ceremony of the Regional Parliamentary Centre (RPC)in Chiang Rai on 22nd August 2009. The center will offer seminars on parliamentary democracy and provide information material on legislative procedures. In addition, it will serve as a public address for requests and petitions. During the opening ceremony, SNA has also launched new website for regional parliamentary centre: www.sna-dem.com
The dialogue on "An Appropriate Approach for Conformity: Constitutional Amendment" was an outstanding meeting of top-ranked politicians from the government and opposition about a possible constitutional reform in Thailand. The debate focused on the achievements of the Parliamentary Committee on National Reconciliation, Political Reform and Constitutional Amendments which submitted them to the government already.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Assumption University conducted an international seminar on “Religion, Politics and Globalization – Implications for Thailand and Asia” on 25-26 June 2009. This seminar offered a forum for Thai, and international academician and public figures to examine and discuss state and implication of globalization for religion and politics in Thailand and Asia.
The Federal Republic of Germany’s Constitutional Court Procedures: The Rights of People to Submit a Motion to the Constitutional Court
On May 28 Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Office of the Constitutional Court organized a seminar on “The Federal Republic of Germany’s Constitutional Court Procedures: The Rights of People to Submit a Motion to the Constitutional Court”. The seminar was attended by several high-ranking official, e.g. the President of the Constitutional Court, justices and Prof. Dr. Dolzer Director, Head of the Institute of International Law at the University of Bonn.
On 23rd of May 1949 the German Basic Law was adopted - the birth of the Federal Republic of Germany. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the German Basic Law Prof. Dr. Dolzer, Head of the Institute of International Law at the University of Bonn, gave a special lecture at the Office of the Administrative Court on the basic principles of the German Basic Law. The seminar - organized by the KAS in cooperation with OAC - was attended by over 100 high-ranking legal experts and judges.
On May 25 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Thammasat University hold a seminar on “National Constitutions between traditions and global challenges”. The seminar was attended by high-ranking legal experts from Germany and Thailand. They discussed success, failure and challenges for constitutions in the era of globalization as well as constitutional challenges regarding the conflict between freedom and security.
On 14th / 15th May there were two KAS seminars on “Social Market Economy” in cooperation with the Thailand Development Research Institute and the Federation of Cornerstone Citizens. The economic consultant Dieter W. Benecke presented the audience the basic principles, aims, conditions and perspectives of the “Social Market Economy”. Afterwards there were discussions whether and how this German market model can be implemented in Thailand, too.
NATO at 60 - Transformation to a Global Security Provider?
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of NATO, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized an international seminar on NATO. For the first time the role of NATO in the security order of the 21st century was analyzed together with relevant actors from Thailand. This event has broadened the understanding of NATO’s provision and role to Thai authorities. Moreover, one of the controversial issues is on terrorism that has become one of the most vital and challenging aspect to the future role of NATO.