A Unique Look inside North Korea: The Personal Experience of the 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand


A Marschak Colloquium featuring Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and former Foreign Minister of Thailand. This lecture is co-sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center and the Center for Korean Studies.


Friday, October 29, 2010
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Anderson School of Management, Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

About the Speaker: His Excellency Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon is the 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand (2005-2006). Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon is presently a Visiting Professor of Law and Diplomacy at UCLA, as well as Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. He was the University of California Regents’ Professor at UCLA during 2007 – 2009.

He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science was obtained at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Chairman of the Human Security Network. He has also served as Thai Trade Representative (cabinet rank) and Advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand on Foreign Affairs. Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon has been elected as a Member of the Thai Parliament for two terms. He has served as Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Thailand. Before politics, he served as a career diplomat in Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 10 years, 4 of which were spent as a representative of Thailand to the United Nations in New York.

 


Cost : free admission

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for Korean Studies