Readers may be keen to know that Thailand’s Royal Institute is organising a conference with the theme “National Language Policy: Language Diversity for National Unity”. Among many other topics it hopes to include material on “Language policy and socio-economic theory (with special emphasis on the Self-Sufficiency Economic Theory of His Majesty King Bhumibol of Thailand)”.

According to the blurb:

The Royal Institute of Thailand, in cooperation with UNESCO-Bangkok, UNICEF-Thailand, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), the Embassy of Australia, and SIL International, invite scholars, government officials, and language practitioners from around the globe to submit abstracts…

Important details on the conference and the full call for papers are available from this PDF. If any New Mandala readers are planning to attend we would, as usual, be keen to host a report on proceedings.