Outreach

Conference & Seminar Presentations

Saowanee 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

Alexander, Saowanee T. ‘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. (The presentation itself discussed the 2019 elections as well.)

Alexander, Saowanee T. ‘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, September 10–13, 2019.

Desatova, Petra. ‘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, July 11, 2019. Audience: 180

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCargo, Duncan. ‘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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCargo, Duncan. ‘New Parties, New Politics? Prospects for Thailand’s 2019 Elections.’ The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, July 26, 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 panel 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 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, April 19, 2017.

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

Duncan McCargo presented some of the project findings to an internal State Department seminar, Washington DC, March 24, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Policy briefings

We briefed the following personnel and organisations on our research findings and the 2019 Thai election:

Saowanee Alexander

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

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

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

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

United States diplomat (by phone), March 25, 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, May 8, 2019.

Duncan McCargo

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

US State Department, Washington DC, July 24, 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, March 23, 2019.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, December 4, 2018.

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

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

Last updated: 13 January 2020