Forum

Religion, Politics and Globalization: Implication for Thailand and Asia

Conference in cooperation of Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Assumption University on “Religion, Politics and Globalization: Implication for Thailand and Asia”.

Details

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,

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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,

Mahidol University

“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

CONTEXT “

Soli Özel, Department of International Relations, Bilgi University,

Istanbul, Turkey.

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,

Bangkok, Thailand.

“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,

Bangkok, Thailand.

16.30– 17.00Closing Address – Dr. Sompit Porsutyaruk, Vice President, Academic

Affairs, Assumption University.

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Venue

Bangkok

Contact

Dr. Canan Atilgan

Dr. Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department Middle East and North Africa

canan.atilgan@kas.de +49 30 26996-3201

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Thailand Office