German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence
for Public Policy and Good Governance

The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) is an academic institute and think tank as well as a provider of advisory services and facilitator.

Built upon the cooperation between four universities – Thammasat University, Frankfurt University, Münster University, and Passau University – we are a joint institute attached to the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok.

We conduct and publish research, organize academic events, consult and advise public and private stakeholders, and offer various services for students, scholars and alumni.

Our focus is on areas such as constitutional law & human rights, security & peace studies, and governance & compliance. We are committed to combine theoretical understanding and practical experience.

We pursue an interdisciplinary and comparative approach with a strong regional focus on Southeast Asia.

Featured event

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, CPG’s hosts its annual conference from 18 to 20 October 2019 on the topic of digitalization and the social, legal, political and economic impacts of AI and other transformative technologies.

Featured event

On 26-27 September 2019, an international conference hosted by CPG and the Viadrina Compliance Center discusses recent trends and developments in Asian business compliance in comparative perspectives.

Featured article

Jan Kliem takes a closer look at democracy, rule of law and human rights in Southeast Asia in general and at human rights protection within ASEAN in particular. 

Featured article

Henning Glaser provides an account of the current status of Sino-Russian relations against the background of a recent Chinese-Russian heads of government meeting in Moscow and what it means for global order and geopolitics in the foreseeable future (PDF).

Featured article

Lasse Schuldt takes a closer look at the Singaporean “anti-fake news” Act, its context and most powerful elements as well as its possible regional impact as a model for legislation in other countries.

Featured article

Asia in Review brings you this analysis by Henning Glaser of the geopolitical landscape from West Europe to Northeast Asia as an increasingly integrating ‘supercontinent’ Eurasia (PDF).

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From the Magazine:

Whistleblowing – Cultural Challenges and Opportunities

By Peerapan Tungsuwan, Partner and Head of Compliance, Baker McKenzie, Bangkok

Business and Human Rights: Identifying the Most Effective Compliance Assessment Tool

By James Kallman, Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards

Australia as a beggar nation: How the Country Liberal Party made the Port of Darwin a Geo-strategic requisite for China

By Dr. Strobe Driver, recipient of Taiwan Fellowship 2018, MOFA, Taiwan, ROC, and adjunct researcher at Federation University

India and the changing global scenarios

By Major General Ashok Hukku (Retired), former Chief Intelligence former Chief Military Intelligence Advisor to the Cabinet Secretariat of the Indian Government in New Delhi

Interview with Kingsley Abbott, Senior Legal Advisor, Global Redress and Accountability, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on international legal human rights work and global trends

Kingsley Abbott, Senior Legal Advisor, Global Redress and Accountability, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Commentary: Thailand’s first fully-contested parliamentary elections since 2011

By Jan Kliem, Senior Programme Officer and Researcher at the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

Human Rights in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

By Jan Kliem, Senior Programme Officer and Researcher at the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)

Interview with Dr Lasse Schuldt, CPG and Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University on the International Criminal Court 

Dr. Lasse Schuldt, CPG, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok

The United States under Donald Trump: How has the US President affected US policy towards Taiwan?

By Jan Kliem, Senior Programme Officer and Researcher at the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)