Thai Politics: History and Perspective

Discussion and dialogue meeting focusing on the current political situation in Thailand and possible solutions to the conflict


The main part of the event was the discussion between representatives of politics, economy and media on possible ways for solving the current crisis in Thailand. Most important was the exchange of various interests and opinions as well as the discussion on possible solutions. The event provided a forum for public discussion.

All the four discussants appealed for dialogue for solving the political crisis of the country.

Being the first discussion forum after the beginning of the demonstrations in August, the event achieved big media coverage.


13.30 – 13.45

Opening Remarks

Dr Canan Atilgan, Country Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

13.45. – 15.00 hrs


Prof. Dr. Somsakdi Xuto, Chairman of the Public Affairs Foundation

Prof. Dr. Chia-Anan Samudavanija, President of the Royal Institute

Police General Vasit Dejkunjorn, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board, Matichon Public Co. Ltd.

Dr. Vichai Tunsiri, Rectors Advisor, Rangsit University

Moderator: Asst. Prof. Siripan Nogsuan Sawasdee, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

15.00 – 15-50 hrs

Open Discussion

15.50 – 16.00

Closing Remark

Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

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Chumbhot-Pantib Conference Room, Prajadhipok-Rambhaibarni Building, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn Universi


  • Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) and Thailand Democracy Watch

    Dr. Canan Atilgan

    Dr. Canan Atilgan

    Head of the Department Middle East and North Africa

    canan.atilgan@kas.de +49 30 26996 3928

    Provided by

    Thailand Office