The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, visited the Center for Southeast Asian Studies on August 2nd and made a $10,000 donation to support Thai language studies at UCLA.
As a student of Mexican-American heritage, UCLA student Josue Lopez felt motivated to help the unemployment problem that the Latino community faced during the recession but had no idea where to start. Then, with the help of his Campus EAP Director, he learned that Southeast Asia presented a great opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most innovative regions.
Cambodia-Thailand Relations: The Questions of the Preah Vihear Temple and a Clash of Two Nationalisms
Podcast of talk by Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri, Department of History, Thammasat University
Funding from the Royal Thai Government supports language instruction, cultural programming and travel opportunities for students.
Student group's annual event to feature drama, dance and music performance
Following severe flooding, UCLA students in Thailand must decide whether to stay in Thailand or return to California.
Generous support will fund language teaching, student scholarships, and public programming on Thailand.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon writes about the military clashes over the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear and the issue of border demarcation in the May 2011 issue of "Business Report Thailand."
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations and visiting professor of law and diplomacy at UCLA, served as Thailand’s equivalent to U.S. secretary of state from March 11, 2005 to Sept. 19, 2006. He was the 39th minister of foreign affairs for Thailand until a military coup d’état forced him out of office. The Thai national, who graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in political science in 1976, has taught here since 2007.
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand and UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow, comments on the current situation in Thailand and asks Prime Minister Vejjajiva to put an end to the use of force against civilians.
Last spring, 16 UC students studied at Thammasat University, in contrast to the 26 currently in Bangkok. Thirty-five are expected for the summer session that begins in June, The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
His Excellency Don Pramudwinai addresses a luncheon with UCLA faculty and students involved in Thai studies.
Allen Hicken of the University of Michigan traces some of today's political unrest and polarization in Thailand to the effects, intended and otherwise, of political reforms.
Years after Indian Ocean tsunami, students hope to help by marketing community's handicrafts, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
Podcast of a colloquium with Prof. Allen Hicken, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Because of the generous gift, UCLA remains the only campus in California offering Thai language instruction at all levels. On Nov. 23, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute hosted a luncheon in honor of Consul General Damrong Kraikruan.
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon expresses his views about Thailand's relationship with North Korea.
Burkle Center Senior Fellow and 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, explains in a widely circulated op-ed how his country can "reset" its politics.
The late Roxanna Brown, who earned a UCLA doctorate in art history near the end of a creative scholarly career, found sweeping historical narratives in recovered Southeast Asian ceramics. Some of her unpublished works will be pieced together, but her vision can't be replaced, say three speakers at a UCLA symposium.
Faculty members at the UCLA Semel Institute are working with the Thai government to use innovative treatment models to battle the social and psychological side effects facing Thai families affected by the virus.
As part of the program, students will work with village residents to regenerate mangroves to fight erosion and resist disasters, and to identify and propagate local species that promise the greatest biodiversity and sustainability.
UCLA Today Online, May 27, 2008
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, UC Regents Professor, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and this year's presenter of the Annual Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development.
Dr. Suphamongkhon is the 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, UC Regents Professor, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and this year's presenter of the Annual Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development. Drawing from his experiences in Thailand and abroad, Dr. Suphamongkhon speaks to the pros and cons of globalization today.
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