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Waseda Global Asia Seminar

Thailand: The Year for Truth, Reconciliation and Continued Divide

Date: November 12 (Mon), 2012
Time: 16:30-18:00
Venue: Room 501, 5th Floor, Building 19
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chairat Charoensin-o-larn,
Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University,
GSAPS Campus Asia-EAUI Program Exchange Researcher

Chair: Assoc. Prof. LIU-FARRER, Gracia
Manager of Campus Asia-EAUI Program
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Medium: English
Registration: NOT required

<Abstract>
After half a decade of political volatility, 2012 for Thailand could perhaps be best described as another year of uncertainty and instability. Political conflict and Southern violence remain the two defining forces for the country. Indeed, the overall political situation in Thailand in 2012 went beyond the point of accommodation. Each side is waiting for the right moment to wage a total war to eradicate the other side in the conflict in order to set up its hegemony. In the process of hegemonic construction, truth and reconciliation become tools to achieve this end.

<General Information>
Field of Specialization: Political Science, Thai Politics
Research Theme: A New Politics of Desire in Thailand

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