Outreach

Conferences and Seminar Presentations

Saowanee T. Alexander was a panelist on a public seminar titled ‘The People’s Politics’ (in Thai) held at the Faculty of Law, Ubon Ratchathani University, July 25, 2019, featuring a prominent line-up of speakers. This marked the first post-coup public discussion of politics in a province closely monitored by the military. The seminar was broadcast live on Facebook, receiving large numbers of views, and is also available on YouTube: https://www.facebook.com/lawUBU/videos/362418434374594/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8s1omJClSc

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Duncan McCargo ‘The Rise and Fall of the Future Forward Party’, Thailand Talks, Bonn University, Germany, 3 June 2020 (online presentation), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNTdmjYD5xI

Saowanee T. Alexander, ‘มองวิกฤติ​โควิด-19 ผ่านชีวิต เศรษฐกิจ ​สังคม และการเมือง’ [Looking at the Covid-19 crisis through people’s lives, and economic, social and political issues]. Campaign for the People’s Constitution, Virtual panel discussion, 18 April 2020, https://www.facebook.com/CCPCThai/videos/858943774584368/

Planned presentations at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Boston (Alexander and McCargo, March 2020), Thailand Update Conference at Columbia University (Alexander and McCargo, March 2020) and Political Studies Association Conference in Edinburgh (Desatova and McCargo, April 2020) were all cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Future Forward: Thailand’s First Digital Party?’ 12th Annual NNC Conference, Digital Asia – Cultural, Socio-Economic & Political Transformations, Lund University, 2–4 December 2019. Audience: 70

Duncan McCargo. ‘Thai Politics in Flux: The 2019 Elections and their Aftermath’, Lund Human Rights Research Hub, Lund University, Sweden, 2 December 2019. Audience: 25

Duncan McCargo ‘Trends in Asian Politics: Populism, Electoralism, and Authoritarianism’, University of Oslo, Norway, 11 November 2019. Audience: 25

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Asian Politics: Populism, Electoralism, and Authoritarianism’, University of Turku, Finland, 31 October 2019. Audience: 20

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Asian Politics: Populism, Electoralism, and Authoritarianism’, University of Helsinki, 29 October 2019. Audience: 25

Duncan McCargo. ‘Social Media and Digital Contestation in Thailand’s 2019 Elections’, Asian Dynamics Initiative Seminar, University of Copenhagen, 23 October 2019. Audience: 15

Duncan McCargo. ‘Digital Contestation and Thailand’s 2019 Elections’, Disinformation and Elections in East and Southeast Asia: Digital Futures and Fragile Democracies, Columbia University, 3–4 October 2019. Audience: 50

Saowanee T. Alexander. ‘Staying “Red”: How Ordinary Red Shirt Protesters in Thailand’s Northeast Maintain Their Political Identity,’ paper presented at the Tenth European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) Conference, Berlin, Germany, 10–13 September, 2019.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Unpacking the March 2019 Thai Elections’, Future Forum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 22 August 2019. Audience: 25

Petra Desatova. ‘Bangkok and the 2019 Election: A Tale of Two Cities.’ Post-Election Thailand: Reflections and Looking Forward (panel), London School of Economics and Political Science, 11 July 2019. Audience: 180

Duncan McCargo. ‘Thailand’s March 2019 Elections,’ Post-Election Thailand: Reflections and Looking Forward (panel), London School of Economics and Political Science, 11 July 2019. Audience: 180

Saowanee T. Alexander. ‘The Marginalized Majority: Ordinary Isan Redshirts’ Perspectives on the Trial of Yingluck Shinawatra,’ AAS-in-Asia Conference, Association for Asian Studies, Bangkok, July 1, 2019 (including discussion of 2019 elections).

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Asian Politics: Populism, Electoralism, and Authoritarianism,’ Columbia University Alumni Association, Tokyo, 12 June 2019. Audience: 80.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Field Report and Preliminary Analysis,’ Thailand Update 2019: Making Sense of the Elections, Columbia University, 26 March 2019. Audience: 75.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ Tongji University, Shanghai, 1 December 2018. Audience: 20.

Duncan McCargo. ‘New Parties, New Politics? Prospects for Thailand’s 2019 Elections.’ Thai Forum, University of Leeds, 16 October 2018.

Duncan McCargo and Petra Desatova. ‘Prospects for Elections in Thailand: The Future Forward Party under the spotlight.’ London School of Economics and Political Science, 8 October, 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ Faculty of Political Science, Chiang Mai University, 27 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 26 September 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWkCSvIGfXM

Duncan McCargo. ‘New Parties, New Politics? Prospects for Thailand’s 2019 Elections.’ Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, 25 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ NIDA, Bangkok, 24 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR) Bandung, 21 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ UIN Bandung, 20 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ Universitas Perita Harapan (UPH), Jakarta, 19 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Trends in Southeast Asian Politics: Mediated populism, electoralism and authoritarianism.’ Universitas Indonesia, Depok, 18 September 2018.

Duncan McCargo. ‘New Parties, New Politics? Prospects for Thailand’s 2019 Elections.’ The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, 26 July 2018.

Duncan McCargo lectured on some of the project findings to the Anglo-Thai Society, London, 28 September 2017.

Duncan McCargo presented some of the project findings on the Thailand Update roundtable at the EuroSEAS conference at the University of Oxford, 15-18 August 2017.

Duncan McCargo presented some of the project findings at the Comparative Peacebuilding in Asia Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 June 2017.

Duncan McCargo presented some of the project findings in his keynote address at the Politics in Action: Updates from Southeast Asia Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 19 May 2017.

Duncan McCargo presented some of the project findings at the Annual Thailand Update Conference at Columbia University in New York, 19 April 2017.

Duncan McCargo presented some of the project findings at a one-day conference on Preventing Election Violence at USIP, Washington DC, 24 March 2017.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Consolidating the 2014 Military Coup in Thailand: Roadmap, Referendum, Constitution?’ IRSEM, Paris, 7 October 2016.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Thailand’s New Constitutional Order: Is Southeast Asian Democracy in Recession?’ Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, 12 October 2016.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Assessing Thailand’s 2016 Constitutional Referendum.’ University Seminar on Southeast Asia and World Affairs, Columbia University, 13 October 2016.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Assessing Thailand’s 2016 Constitutional Referendum.’ Thai Forum, University of Leeds, 18 October 2016.

Duncan McCargo. ‘Land of Coups? Thailand’s Ongoing Political Troubles.’ Keele World Affairs, Keele University, 27 October 2016.

Policy Briefings

We briefed the following people and organisations about our research findings and the 2019 Thai election:

Saowanee T. Alexander

United States diplomats at the 10th Isan Human Rights Fest, Ubon Ratchathani, 16 December 2019.

Swedish political officer at the 10th Isan Human Rights Fest, Ubon Ratchathani, 16 December 2019.

United Nations Development Programme Mid-term Review, 4 December 2019.

International Republican Institute, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, 21 August 2019.

United States diplomat (by phone), 25 March 2019.

United States diplomats, Ubon Ratchathani, February 2019.

Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, Ubon Ratchathani, January 2019.

Australian diplomats, Ubon Ratchathani, November 2018.

Canadian diplomats, Ubon Ratchathani, November 2018.

United States diplomat, Ubon Ratchathani, June 2018.

British diplomat, Ubon Ratchathani, June 2018.

Petra Desatova

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 8 May 2019.

Duncan McCargo

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway, 12 November 2019.

US State Department, Washington DC, 24 July 2019. Closed door briefing attended by members of United States government policy community.

Observation team from the US Embassy in Bangkok and an international observer from ANFREL, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, 23 March 2019.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 4 December 2018.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, 26 July 2018. Closed door briefing attended by the ISEAS director, senior academics and journalists reporting on Southeast Asia.

US State Department internal seminar, Washington DC, 24 March 2017.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, October 25, 2016.

Last updated: 18 June 2020