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July 7, 2010

High-ranking Dialogue on the Conflict in the Deep-South

In cooperation with the Research Center for Peace Building, KAS successfully organized a high-ranking dialogue workshop seeking for practical mechanism for a peaceful settlement of the violent conflict. During the workshop, in which representatives from security forces, National Security Council, Academia and local NGOs participated, various dialogue methods have been applied. The event successfully contributed to building trust, cooperation and strategy.

June 9, 2010

Local Government Management and Community Development between the South and the East

The study trip for local leaders “Local Government Management and Community Development between the South and the East”, organized by KAS and Sawasdee Thai Foundation. In its second year,the program has brought together 35 Southern local and religious leaders. Through field visit and brainstorming session, the event has broadened the participant’s concept of effective decentralization and development as well as encouraged them to apply critical thinking tools in their own community project.

April 23, 2010

Strengthening Participatory Democracy for Women Leaders

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Secretariat of the Senate conducted a seminar on “Strengthening Participatory Democracy for Women Leaders" on 23-25 April in Phuket. 12 Senators participated in the opening ceremony and 110 participants are from Phuket and Phangna. The seminar promoted the parliamentary democracy and the role of the Senate, built up positive attitude towards democracy and politics, and built up network of women leaders for democracy development in the certain provinces.

March 31, 2010

The international Seminar „Common Strategy for the Asia Pacific Region”

The International Seminar „Common Strategy for the Asia Pacific Region” organized by the Royal Thai Armed Forces brought together representatives from military and non-military organizations in order to develop a coherent and comprehensive security cooperation in Asia-Pacific. Following the speech by Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of ASEAN, KAS representative Dr. Canan Atilgan delivered a keynote on “comprehensive approach to security” introducing the German concept of „Networked Security”. more…

March 29, 2010

Constitutional Reform: Approaching a New Consensus

Responding to the current political crisis, Chiang Mai University and KAS co-organized a high-level panel discussion focusing on the debate of possible key solutions to overcome the political deadlock. The seminar aimed at reinvigorating past dialogues as well as introducing new conflict resolutions strategies. It encouraged participants consisting of decision-makers, academicians, and local activists for a constructive discussion on policy options that can provide a sustainable solution.

January 30, 2010

Inspection of Assets of the Persons Holding Political Positions and State Officials

KAS and the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Positions(SCP) organized a seminar on Inspection of Assets of the Person Holding Political Positions in Chiang Rai. The seminar provided a platform for interaction between the SCP, politicians, academics and lawyers. Equally, it served to raising awareness on Inspection of Assets as an instrument for good governance. The SCP is scheduled to submit a verdict of ex-prime minister Taksins assets by the end of Feb 2010.

January 22, 2010

Senators meet people

Upon invitation of the KAS 35 senators from various provinces visited on 22 January 2010 Khon Kaen in the Northeast Province of Thailand to meet with representatives of civil society organizations. The series of „Senators meet People“ provides a unique platform for both the senators and representatives of civil society to discuss current political, social and economic challenges in provinces, thus contributing to stronger political participation.

January 19, 2010

“Towards the ASEAN Community: Changes, Cooperation, and Solidarity”

CUIC is the largest student conference organized by KAS in cooperation with Chulalongkorn University, from 19-24 January with the major theme “Towards the ASEAN Community: Changes, Cooperation, and Solidarity”. The participants were consisted of 10 countries from ASEAN member and regional association. The conference had broaden the horizon of academic limitations and functioned as a platform for new generation to share opinions on the issue of regional integration and global challenges.

December 1, 2009

Economic Integration and Social Cohesion in ASEAN: Progress and Perspectives

“Economic Integration and Social Cohesion in ASEAN: Progress and Perspectives”, an international seminar organized by KAS in cooperation with Centre for European Studies and Chula Global Network brought together experts from throughout the region to assess ASEAN’s economic and social performance and the policies and mechanism for reducing regional disparities. Dr. Christoph Konrad, Sec. Gen. of the SME-Union of the EPP gave a briefing on the cohesion policy of the EU. more…

November 29, 2009

Academic Dialogue

KAS and Institute for Democracy Studies co-organized a roundtable „Visions of Thai Intellectuals: A Sustainable Development in Thailand“, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of 30 outstanding scholars and experts for a dialogue on sustainable democratic and economic development in Thailand. The dialogue has served to assess the responsibility and the contribution of academicians in overcoming the polarization of the Thai society.