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July 2017

CPG Seminar on Local Self-Government in German-Thai Perspectives

4 July 2017 from 9:30 - 13:00
Ariston Hotel Bangkok, Sukhumvit Rd - Soi Sukhumvit 24
Bangkok, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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On 4 July 2017, CPG in cooperation with Hanns Seidel Foundation will arrange the seminar “Local Self-Government in Thai-German Perspectives”, at Ariston Hotel Bangkok.

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September 2017

Special Lecture on “International Refugee Law: US Practice and Current Challenges to Refugee Protection”

8 September 2017 from 15:00 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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On September 8th 2017, a special lecture will be held by Jennifer Prestholdt, Deputy Director and Director of International Justice Program of The Advocate for Human Rights. The lecture will be on “International Refugee Law: US Practice and Current Challenges to Refugee Protection”.

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October 2017

CPG Winter Academy 2017 on Human Rights & Development

16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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From 16 to 20 October 2017, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC), with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, organize the CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok. The Academy is a one-week intensive course. For the 6th time, it offers lectures, seminars, panel discussions, workshops and debates by internationally recognized scholars,…

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

20 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Bangkok, 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30, Captain Bush Lane
Bangkok, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
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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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Contemporary US-China Relations: Trump and the Assertive Middle Kingdom

24 October 2017 from 13:00 - 16:00
Room Maneeya, SD Avenue Hotel, 94 Thanon Borommaratchachonnani, Bang Bumru, Bang Phlat
Bangkok, 10700 Thailand
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The seminar on 24 October 2017 will discuss contemporary US-China relations under Donald Trump and assess what effect his particular presidency has had thus far. It will further discuss some US foreign policy options against the background of a more assertive China in Asia in general and in the South China Sea in particular.

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November 2017

Death Penalty or Abolition: International Trends and Perspectives

28 November 2017 - 29 November 2017
Hotel Windsor Suites & Convention Bangkok, 10/1 ถนน สุขุมวิท 20
Bangkok, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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On Tuesday, 28th November, and Wednesday, 29th November 2017, CPG, in cooperation with the Rights Practice and East Lake Institute for Social Advancement, will host the international seminar "Death Penalty or Abolition: International Trends and Perspectives" at the Hotel Windsor Suites in Bangkok. Please click here for the agenda. Attendance is free of charge. There will be consecutive interpretation from English to Chinese. For additional information please contact us via events@cpg-online.de (Khun Venus).

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December 2017

Business and Human Rights Compliance – Challenges and Trends

7 December 2017 - 8 December 2017
Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, 22 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana
Bangkok, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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On 7 and 8 December 2017, CPG, with the support of Hanns Seidel Foundation, will host the international conference on “Business and Human Rights Compliance” at the Holiday Inn Sukhumvit in Bangkok.

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January 2018

“Remembering Holocaust”

31 January 2018 from 15:00 - 17:30
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand

On 31 January 2018, CPG will host a seminar on "Remembering Holocaust" at Thammasat University, Tha Phrachan Campus.

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April 2018

Seminar “The Reformation and its Impact on the Emergence of Western Modernity”

27 April 2018 from 17:30 - 20:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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Originally being a religious revival movement within the Christian Church in 16th century Europe, the Reformation unfolded epochal impacts far beyond the realm of religious identity contributing decisively to the shaping of the Western modernity. The reformation started as a challenge of untouchable key doctrines and traditions of the Catholic Church by advocating freedom of the church from the papal rule, of the laity from the dominance of the clergy, of the individual’s conscience from the strictures of canon law.…

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May 2018

Seminar “Historical Memory”

17 May 2018 from 15:00 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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    Titles& Speakers: “Collective Memories in Thai Constitutional Narratives” - Henning Glaser, Director, CPG, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University “Realms of Memory in Thailand - The Current Wave of Ayutthaya-Enthusiasm” - Felix Pülm, German Department, Silpakorn University, Sanam Chandra Palace Campus, Nakhon Pathom "Loci of Memory - Theories, Discussions and Examples" - Michelle Holtmeyer, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University   Register: events@cpg-online.de (Khun Venus)   Full Agenda (click here)    

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Workshop “Fighting Child Pornography in Thailand: Collection of Evidence”

29 May 2018 from 8:00 - 31 May 2018 from 17:00
ATCC, Anti Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center( ATCC), Near. Sansuk Town Village, T.nongpour, A. Banglamung
Pattaya, Chonburi 20150 Thailand
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On 29 – 31 May, CPG, in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, organized extended discussions and field research with Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center (ATCC) Mr. Supakorn Noja regarding the issues of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Pattaya City, Chonburi Province. ATCC works to support abused children as well as to conduct investigations into child abuse and provide investigative assistance to relevant authorities such as the Department of Special Investigations (DSI). The…

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June 2018

CPG Summer Academy on German and European Law 2018

13 June 2018 - 23 June 2018
Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
Frankfurt, 60323 Germany
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This year's CPG Summer Academy on German and European Law will be held from 13 to 23 June 2018 at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

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Training course “German Administrative Law”

24 June 2018 from 8:00 - 30 June 2018 from 17:00
Faculty of Law, University of Münster, Germany, University of Münster, Schlossplatz 2 Münster 48149 Germany + Google Map

On 24 – 30 June 2018, AGF&CPG organizes a training course on “German Administrative Law” for the Office of Administrative Courts of Thailand at the Faculty of Law, University of Münster, Germany. The course comprises lectures conducted by leading public law scholars on German administrative law and procedure, political institutions and administrative structure in Germany, and Constitutional and administrative courts in Germany. Participants will also visit various German administrative institutions, including the Regional Government of Münster, Higher Administrative Court for…

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July 2018

Special Lecture “Switching sides? The Philippines’ pivot towards China under Duterte”.

4 July 2018 from 15:15 - 17:15
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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Speaker: Prof. Mark R. Thompson, Professor and Head of Department of Asian and International Studies (AIS)/ Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong. Philippine president Rodrigo R. Duterte’s pivot to China represents a dramatic reversal of his predecessor’s anti-China and pro-American foreign policy. Duterte has opted for a transactional, return-maximising policy. It appears to be a case of illiberal realignment as he scores nationalist points by refusing to relent to criticism from the West, and the US in…

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Training course “German Environmental Law”

5 July 2018 from 8:00 - 18 July 2018 from 17:00
Muenster Muenster; Berlin, Germany + Google Map

From 5 – 18 July, AGF&CPG organizes a training course on “German Environmental Law” for 35 participants from the Office of Judiciary of Thailand in Münster/ Berlin, Germany. The course comprises lectures by qualified professionals and academic as well as visits to relevant judicial institutions. The participants will be learning about German and European Union legal principles as well as judicial practice concerning nature conservation and environmental protection and management. They will also be visiting the German Parliament in Berlin.

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CPG Expert Roundtable on Human Rights “Strengthening Human Rights Protection: European-Southeast Asian Perspectives”

19 July 2018 from 15:00 - 17:15
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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19th July 2018, 03.00-05.15 pm, Jitti Tingsabadh Room, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University Bangkok   Input presentations: “Strengthening Human Rights Protection: European-Southeast Asian Perspectives” Panelists: Barbara Lochbihler, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights                         H.E. Kasit Piromya, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Board Member, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) Manfred Hornung, Regional Representative, Heinrich Böll Foundation Caroline Stover, Legal Advocacy Director, Center for Asylum Protection, People Serving People Foundation Moderation: Lasse Schuldt, German-Southeast Asian…

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August 2018

CPG Special Lecture on Politics in Myanmar

6 August 2018 - 7 August 2018
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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6 August 2018  03.00-05.00 pm, 221 Room, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University Bangkok CPG Special Lecture on Authoritarianism Research “The Life of Authoritarian Rulers Ne Win and Enver Hoxha: Biographical Approaches to Research on Authoritarianism” by Myint Zan, Prof. Dr., Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia Full agenda (click here)   7 August 2018 03.00-05.00 pm, 221 Room, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University Bangkok CPG Special Lecture on Politics in Myanmar "Struggling for the Direction of Politics: Forces and Figures in Myanmar's Current…

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September 2018

Seminar “Law Studies in Germany: Experiences, Possibilities and Prospects”

6 September 2018 from 15:00 - 17:30
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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6 September 2018, 3.00 – 5.30 pm, 211 Room, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (Tha Prachan Campus) ในโอกาสพิธีมอบประกาศนียบัตรสำหรับผู้เข้าร่วม CPG Summer School 2018 และ คอร์สเรียนภาษาเยอรมัน 2018/1 (ก.พ.-พ.ค. 61) ประจำปี 2561 CPG ขอเชิญศิษย์เก่าของ CPG Summer School 2018 และ CPG German Language Class 2018/1 ทุกท่านที่มีคุณสมบัติผ่านตามเกณฑ์ (กรุณาตรวจสอบรายชื่อเพิ่มเติมได้ที่ "6 Sep 18, List Participants") เข้าร่วมงานสัมมนา "Law Studies in Germany: Experiences, Possibilities and Prospects" ในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 6 กันยายน พ.ศ. 2561 ณ คณะนิติศาสตร์มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ (ท่าพระจันทร์) บุคคลทั่วไปสามารถลงทะเบียนเข้ารับฟังได้ที่ events@cpg-online.de on occasion of the Awarding Ceremony for CPG Summer School 2018 Scholarship Holders and CPG…

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October 2018

CPG Annual Conference: “Making Compliance Work: Challenges and Innovations”

12 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Bangkok, 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30, Captain Bush Lane
Bangkok, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
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From 12 to 14 October 2018, CPG will host its 9th Annual International Conference: "Making Compliance Work: Challenges and Innovations" at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Bangkok

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November 2018

CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development 2018

12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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From 12 to 16 November 2018, CPG will host the CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok.

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Business Ethics & Compliance in Asia

17 November 2018 - 18 November 2018
Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada, 204 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10320
Bangkok, Thailand
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On 17 and 18 November 2018, CPG will host the international conference "Business Ethics & Compliance in Asia".

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Shifting to A New Constitutionalism? Changing Political Orders in Asia

26 November 2018 - 27 November 2018
Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, 22 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana
Bangkok, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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From 26-27 November 2018 the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) und the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) with support of Hanns Seidel Foundation will host the conference "Shifting to A New Constitutionalism? Changing Political Orders in Asia" at Holiday Inn Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok. The conference addresses the recent transformations of political orders in Asian countries in the course of a process in which the existing constitution and the normative frame of the political order…

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December 2018

Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019

3 December 2018 from 9:00 - 4 December 2018 from 9:00
Banyan Tree, South Sathorn Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand
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From 3-4 December 2018, CPG and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Regional Programme, Asia Dialogue, Singapore will host the international conference “Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019” at Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok Conference agenda (PDF) Concept Note 1. Background The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which only recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is facing a situation today appearing more challenging than at any point during the first 50 years of its existence. Pressure is put onto the community from inside and out. Tensions arise…

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Global Order in Disarray – A Quest for Global Governance

8 December 2018 - 9 December 2018
AETAS Lumphini Hotel, 1030/4 ถนน พระราม 4 Khwaeng Si Yaek Maha Nak, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120
Bangkok, 10120 Thailand
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The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) and the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) jointly host the international conference "Global Order in Disarray – A Quest for Global Governance" on 8–9 December 2018 at AETAS Lumphini Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Conference Agenda (PDF) The conference will be dealing with questions of a changing global order and ideas evolving around normative as well as factual aspects of global governance. The overall idea is to discuss major shifts,…

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January 2019

Save the date event 2019

1 January from 8:00 - 31 December from 17:00
Bangkok, Thailand + Google Map
Free

CPG's 10th year anniversary A year of conferences, academies, lectures and trainings This year is the 10th year anniversary of CPG, We are delighted to announce the save the date for events planed throughout the year 2019. The details& invitation to follow.   PDF version   We are very much looking forward to welcome you at our events and if you need more information please contact us at events@cpg-online.de    

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February 2019

Higher Education Reform in Asia: Challenges and Potentials in Comparative Perspectives

7 February from 14:00 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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Thursday, 7 February 2019, 2-5 pm, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Room 221 (2nd floor) 2.00 pm. Registration Keynote speech: "Higher education reform for global competitiveness in Japan – Between imagination and reality" by Prof. Dr. Takao Kamibeppu, Faculty of Urban Management,  Fukuyama City University, Japan Panel response and discussion: Assist. Prof. Dr. Viravat Chantachote, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Khagendra Raj Dhakal, Chairman, Nepal Policy Institute, and Henning Glaser, CPG Moderation: Dr. Lasse Schuldt Open forum Q & A 5.00 pm.…

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CPG Roundtable on Higher Education Reform “Promoting Academic Research: The Example to the Max Planck Society”

18 February from 15:00 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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18 February 2019, 3.00-5.00 pm, Room 414, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University CPG Roundtable on Higher Education Reform “Promoting Academic Research: The Example to the Max Planck Society” with Prof. em. Dr. Ulrich Loewenheim, Faculty of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany Dr. Ulrich Loewenheim is Professor emeritus at Goethe University in Frankfurt, member of the faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and adjunct professor at the University of Florida as well as former Chairman of the advisory board of the…

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CPG Special Lecture “Can one be a conservative constitutional autocrat? The curious case of Xi Jinping”

21 February from 14:30 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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Free

21 February 2019, 2.45–5.00 pm, Room 221, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok Xi Jinping is traditionally portrayed as a dominant central ruler, the “Chairman of Everything”. Yet Xi also struggles to get anything done in the byzantine Chinese system. He must still use the rules of the Communist Party and government to change China. Xi’s changes often reveal much of how he sees governing. To wit, with all the recent focus on Xi’s removal of term limits in his…

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March 2019

Seminar “Geopolitical Outlooks for Eurasia in 2019 Revisited”

21 March from 13:00 - 17:00
Bangkok, Thailand + Google Map
Free

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 1.15-5.15 pm., Room Jitti Tingsabadh, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus In times of global disorder, one of the most important geopolitical concepts describing developments of long-lasting impact on world history is ‘Eurasia’. What we observe at current is an ongoing ‘Eurasiazation’ in a double sense. First, we see the emergence of an increasingly integrating ‘supercontinent’ Eurasia that is spanning from Portugal to Japan manifesting most impressively in the gigantic Belt and Road initiative…

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CPG Special Lecture “Taking the Lead: Party Rule under Xi Jinping”

27 March from 14:00 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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27 March 2019, 02.00-05.00 pm., Room 123, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus Within Xi Jinping’s concept of the grand rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in a new era, the leadership of the Communist Party is the indispensible guarantor of China’s stability and unity in the country’s development towards the envisioned double-objective of a prosperous society and global power. Since assuming power in 2012, Xi has put the country’s one-party system to a new height in terms of…

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April 2019

CPG’s Seminar Series on Geopolitics and Regional Order: “SEA of Change: The Past, Present & Future of Southeast Asia”

25 April from 14:15 - 17:00
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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25 April 2019, 2.15-5.00 pm, Jitti Tingsabadh Room, 1st floor, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (Tha Prachan) Background “SEA of Change: The Past, Present & Future of Southeast Asia” – under this title of Kasit Piromya’s key note, CPG invites to join an intriguing afternoon talk on the political outlook of our region in terms of its historical legacies, shaping dynamics and guiding visions. With election results in Thailand and Indonesia still not announced, with Malaysia still struggling to find…

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May 2019

CPG Seminar “Good Policing – Police Reform Issues for Postelection Thailand”

16 May from 9:00 - 16:30
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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Free

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 09.00–16.30 hrs., Room Jitti Tingsabadh, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus jointly hosted by the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF), German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)  Faculty of Political Science and Law, Burapha Universtiy and Hanns Seidel Foundation Police reform has been a perpetual issue of policy reform debates on law and governance in Thailand since decades. After the 2006-2007 Police Reform Committee had made detailed reform recommendations to…

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June 2019

CPG/AGF Academy on “French Environmental Law”, 19 June – 4 July 2019

19 June from 8:00 - 4 July from 17:00

CPG/AGF Academy on “French Environmental Law”, 19 June – 4 July 2019, Paris, France From 19 June 2019 until 4 July 2019, CPG and the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) will organize a ten-day academy on “French Environmental Law” in Paris, France. The program is organized for 35 participants from the Office of Judiciary of Thailand and comprises lectures by environmental law experts as well as visits to relevant judicial institutions. Details to follow soon.

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October 2019

CPG’s 10th Annual Conference “Governing the Future: Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, Dataism”

18 October from 8:00 - 20 October from 17:00
lebua, 1055 State Tower Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Bangkok, Thailand
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CPG’s 10th Annual Conference “Governing the Future: Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, Dataism” Celebrating CPG’s 10th anniversary 18-20 October, 2019, Lebua At State Tower Bangkok   Conference Note    Conference venue    Previous Annual Conferences    Call for Papers Conference Note As much societal change is inevitable as much do we seem to have considerable difficulties in grasping the extent to which we are right now living in times of a disruptive change that well might affect virtually everything we are able…

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