The 2009 Thailand Update will be held at the Australian National University on Monday 2 November 2009. The Update is an activity of the National Thai Studies Centre. We are hoping to have some live blogging and twitter from the event. Here are the details that have been released so far:

Thailand in Turmoil: Crisis, Coalition and Corruption
Date: Monday, 2 November 2009
Venue: Hedley Bull Theatre, Hedley Bull Centre (next to Coombs), ANU
Time: 09:00 HRS – 17:00 HRS

  • Dr Chris Baker, Bangkok –politics update
  • Professor Peter Warr, ANU –economics update
  • Professor Bhanupong Nidhiprabha, Thammasat University, Bangkok – Thai military budget cycle, the coup and the corruption
  • Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok –aspects of economic and political equity in Thailand
  • Dr Nualnoi Treerat, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok –corruption and institutions in Thailand
  • Dr Isra Sarntisart, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok –the role of economic deprivation in the Southern conflict
  • Dr Ross McLeod, ANU –the economics of corruption in Indonesia: Lessons for Thailand
  • Dr Sirilaksana Khoman, Thammasat University, Bangkok – corruption in Thailand within an East Asian comparative perspective
  • Mr Nicholas Farrelly, ANU –Red vs. Yellow Online: the role of the Internet in Thailand’s political debates
  • Professor Des Ball and Mr Nicholas Farrelly, ANU –Thailand’s paramilitary groups
  • Dr Marc Askew, University of Melbourne –social and political origins of the Southern conflict