ASEAN and China Relations in Challenge Context

KAS together with Institute of Democratisation Studies (IDS) will hold a discussion to provide participants the updated situations and cooperation between ASEAN countries and China as well as to open a discussion stage for exchanges of ideas among experts and participants.


Local Empowerment in Disaster Risk Reduction

A Case Study of Community-based Fire Prevention Plan
A seminar in cooperation with the Social Research Institute of Chiang Mai University will increase public awareness and provide knowledge in disaster risk management and reduction including related policies and practices among scholars, local administrative organisations, and general public in order to form further solutions among local citizens.


Year-end Meeting: Review, Summary, and Recommendations for the Project Year 2019

A year-end meeting of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) will be held for staff members and resource persons to review, summarise and raise recommendations towards the implementation of the KAS-funded project on strengthening the practice of occupational group in local areas and communities according to the concept of the social market economy.


ASEAN & EU: Chance and Risk in A Changing World

A seminar in cooperation with the Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) aims to enhance a good understanding in relations and development of cooperation between EU and ASEAN under Thailand’s perspectives and also to encourage experience sharing among the lecturers and participants from the parliament and government agencies.


Strengthening Citizenship of Youth in Democracy

A workshop by the Secretariat of the National Assembly aims to strengthen the role of youth and personnel in educational institutes in democratic society.


Media Promotion: Efficient Reporting on Modern Development in EEC Area

KAS in cooperation with the Forum 21, a civil society institute for social development, will hold the last seminar in this year’s series to enhance the quality of all EEC area-related communities through the work of local media. It is expected that the collaboration between the local media groups and the local organisations in areas of economic and social significance of the EEC will be strengthened for further development in the region.


Rights to Privacy in regard to the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562

The seminar co-organised by KAS and Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) together with network organisations is IPPS’s final event of the year 2019 which will provide the participants from related working fields a platform to gain summary of knowledge about the current policy and situation of personal data protection in Thailand, to exchange opinions beneficial for further policy development, and to pave the way for further observation on the law enforcement.


Perspectives of Media and Its Social Impacts in the Age of Globalisation

KAS in cooperation with the Graduate School of Human Sciences of Assumption University will hold an international conference in order to research and investigate the development of media into an efficient instrument for gathering public opinions and supporting social movements on diverse issues. Upon the conference, the presentations and discussions by various scholars and experts including the exchange of viewpoints with the participants are expected to be seen as further indications and solutions for more ethical practice in mass communications.

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Security Laws: Opportunities and Challenges for Conflict Resolution

Five month after the violent crackdown of the protests in Bangkok's inner city, the emergency decree still holds in Bangkok, its neighboring provinces, and the deep south. Due to this fact KAS Thailand, the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) invited to a public forum. Keynote was addressed by Dr. Panitan Wattanyagorn, Acting government Spokesman and Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister.

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Dialogue on "Reformation of the Political Party System"

by Canan Atilgan

In partnership with IDS, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a high profile dialogue on September 16th at the Siam City Hotel Bangkok. Attended by more than 80 participants with broad media coverage, and moderated by former deputy Prime Minister Mr. Chaturon Chaisang (TRT), the Forum focused on recent party dissolutions, the future of the political party system, and the reformation of the constitution. The importance of political parties for Thailand and their policy agendas was debated.

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NATO at 60: Transformation to a Global Security Provider?

by Canan Atilgan

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of NATO, Konrad Adenauer Foundation 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.

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New Security Trends in Southeast Asia and Europe

by Canan Atilgan

On April 9th, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Bangkok in cooperation with the KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and ISIS held the international seminar “New Security Trends in Southeast Asia and Europe”. Leading experts in security politics from Germany, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam discussed current and future challenges in security politics.

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The Internal Security Act (ISA)

Implications for the Southern Conflict
On 18 December 2008, the KAS organized a workshop “The Internal Security Act: Implications for the Southern Conflict” with high-ranking military officers and representatives of the civil society. The workshop aimed at providing a platform for discussion about implementation of the Internal Security Act, which became effective at the beginning of 2008, focusing on its implications for the ongoing Southern conflict. Among other participants was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Thai Army.

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Seminar on 'Participatory elements of democracy'

The event “Participatory elements of democracy” has been part of a political congress covering many interesting political issues like human rights, education, participation and economy.The seminar, in which representatives of governmental organizations, NGOS, academia and media attended, was held with speeches of Dr. Canan Atilgan, Resident Representative of KAS Thailand, Dr. Michael Nelson, M.L. Pruktisan Jumbala and Dr. Siriphan Noksuan – political experts and professors from Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.

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Advancing ASEAN-EU Relations in the 21st Century

Thailand hat im Juli 2008 den Vorsitz der Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) übernommen. Zu diesem Anlass veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit Centre for European Studies (CES) am 6. Oktober 2008 ein internationales Seminar in Bangkok. Das Seminar diente dazu, die Fortentwicklung der EU-ASEAN-Beziehungen auf der Grundlage der im März 2007 unterzeichneten „Nürnberger Erklärung“ zu bewerten. Die Teilnehmer kamen zum Ergebnis, dass EU und ASEAN über ein gewaltiges Potential zur Zusammenarbeit verfügen, das noch nicht in vollem Umfang ausgenutzt wird.
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