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.

CPG Academy
From 15 to 20 October 2017, CPG organizes a one-week intensive course on human rights and development at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok. It offers lectures, seminars and panel discussions by internationally recognized experts. Register now!
Annual Conference

CPG’s 8th Annual International Conference: The Global Commons and the Governance of Unappropriated Spaces

CPG’s 8th Annual International Conference “The Global Commons and the Governance of Unappropriated Spaces” will be held on 20-22 October 2017 at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Bangkok.

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Featured interview
Saman Zia-Zarifi, Regional Director of ICJ Asia & the Pacific, designated Secretary General of ICJ, on the new challenges for the rule of law and human rights in Asia