Religion, Politics and Globalization: Implication for Thailand and Asia - Foundation Office Thailand
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009
19.00 onwardsDinner reception (Chandra Muzaffar, Soli Özel, Noorhaidi Hasan, etc.)
Venue: Blue Elephant, Sathorn road
Thursday, 25 June 2009
09.30 – 10.00Registration and Coffee
10.00 – 10.30 Opening Ceremony
Mistress of Ceremony – Ms. Wanida Nanthavanij
Report - Asst. Prof. Dr. Warayuth Sriwarakuel, Dean, Graduate School of
Philosophy and Religion, Assumption University.
Opening Remarks by Dr. Canan Atilgan, Resident Representative,
Presidential Address – Rev. Bro. Dr. Bancha Saenghiran, f.s.g,
President, Assumption University
10.30 – 12.00Keynote Address
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN A GLOBALIZED
WORLD: BOON OR BANE FOR HUMANKIND?
Prof. Chandra Muzaffar, The Noordin Sopiee Professor
Of Global Studies, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
12.00 – 13.30 LUNCH BREAK
13.30 – 15.00SESSION ONE: Religion and Politics in Asia
Moderator – Asst. Prof Dr. Parichart Suwanbubbha,
“Prospects for the Integration between Solidarity and Multiculturalism
in Thai Society”- Asst. Prof. Dr. Warayuth Sriwarakuel, Philosophy and Religion,
Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
“Political Roles of Religion: A View from Buddhism.” - Dr. Somparn Promta, Department
of Philosophy and Center for Buddhist Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
15.00-15.15 Coffee Break
15.15-16.30 “Popular Culture and Consumerism: Mediocre, (Schein-)Heilig and
Pseudo-Therapeutic” - Dr. Roman Meinhold, Philosophy and Religion,
Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.
19.00 – 21.00Dinner Reception by Invitation
Friday, 26 June 2009
Mistress of Ceremony – Ms. Narumol Plodtong
09.00 – 10.00 Keynote Address
„RELIGION AND POLITICAL POWER IN A DEMOCRATIC
Soli Özel, Department of International Relations, Bilgi University,
10.00-10.15 Coffee Break
10.15 – 12.00 SESSION TWO : The Discourse on Power and Religion in the Age of Globalization
Moderator - Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf, Assumption University.
“Wealth, Debt, and luck: Forms of belief in Thailand’s Global Economy”-
Dr. Mike Hayes, Human Rights and Peace Studies (International
Program) Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand.
“Ten Years of Globalization Studies and What Do We Know?:
A Case Study on the Philippines” - Dr. Coeli Mary Barry, Human Rights
and Peace Studies (International Program) Mahidol University, Salaya,
Nakorn Pathom, Thailand.
Transnational Network, Salafi Madrasas, and Political Dynamics of
Post-Suharto Indonesia” - Dr. Noorhaidi Hasan, Sunan Kalijaga State
Islamic University of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
12.00 – 13.30 LUNCH BREAK
13.30 – 15.00SESSION THREE: Religious Identity and Globalization in Asia
Moderator – Dr. Roman Meinhold, Assumption University
“ASEAN in the age of Globalization” - Kavi Chongkittavorn, The Nation,
“Contemporary Southern Violence Knowledge: Local Grievances, Global Image” -
Acharn Chayanit Poonyarat, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
15.00 -15.15Coffee Break
15.15-16.30“The Use of New Media in Disseminating Political Communication During Thailand's Politics
in Transition” - Acharn Penchan Phoborisut, Communication Arts, Assumption University,
16.30– 17.00Closing Address – Dr. Sompit Porsutyaruk, Vice President, Academic
Affairs, Assumption University.