‘A NATIONALISTIC FUTURE?’
SPEAKERS | WORKSHOP | NETWORKING
FREE for all students | £5 for non-students
Are you ever sick and tired of listening to boring (well, sometimes useful) lectures?
Have you ever fallen asleep in an academic event, or even, CONSIDERED going to one?!
We feel you. Let us introduce you to a FRUITFUL academic event you probably have never experienced before.
We want you to ENJOY, SHARE ideas and most importantly MEET new people. Who knows, they might end up being your best mates!
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Organising Partners: Thammasat University (Dr Puey Ungphakorn’s Centennial Anniversary Project), KCL Thai Society, SOAS Thai Society, LSESU ASEAN Society, LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre
1) Jane Rasbash (International Development Consultant and Board Member at GAIA Education)
2) Dr Varakorn Samkoses (Former Thai Deputy Education Minister)
3) Verapat Pariyawong (Visiting Scholar at SOAS, University of London) on the ROLE OF LAW AND NATIONALISM
4) Sulak Sivaraksa (Founder and Director of the Thai NGO “Sathirakoses-Nagapradeepa
5) Keynote Speaker: Professor Stefan Collignon (Professor at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and LSE)
Although the notion of nationalism has the potential to bring upon the violation of human rights as evident in the atrocities of war (e.g.the Holocaust), some have argued that it pushes a nation towards modernisation and development (e.g. Japanese protectionism). Most recently, Brexit has proven that nationalism is not a single issue for developing countries or Thailand alone. While the lives of millions of EU immigrants in the UK and UK nationals in EU member states are at the brink of change, many more are suffering amid xenophobic and protectionist waves just as we speak now. Our fate is all together intertwined with one another. ‘A Nationalistic Future?’ will act as a platform for discussions on nationalism and the possibilities of internationalism/
Celebrating UNESCO’s Recognition of Dr Puey Ungphakorn and His Centennial Anniversary in London
Dr Puey Ungphakorn was a Thai bureaucrat who, as the Governor of the Bank of Thailand, grew the Thai economy rapidly through international trade and, as the rector of Thammasat University, advocated for a liberal education. He was vocal in promoting the universal ideals of democracy throughout his career and during his exile in London. Refusing to stay subservient to nationalistic dictators, he went around the world to raise awareness on human rights violations in Thailand in the 1970s, hoping to end the misery of the victims. In 1965 he won the Magsaysay Award in the government service field; in 2015 he was recognised by UNESCO for high ethical standards.