New Mandala readers in London and surrounding regions will be keen to hear about an upcoming event at the School of Oriental and African Studies. As ever, if any readers are in a position to write a report on this event we would be very happy to publish it here. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you are so inclined.

The details are:

A Panel Discussion on “Thai Political Situation: Wherefrom and Whereto?”

co-hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy and the SOAS Thai Society

Date: Friday 29 January 2010

Time: 17.30-20.00 hrs. (followed by a reception from 20.00-21.00 hrs.)

Please contact the Royal Thai Embassy to confirm your attendance by Monday 24 January 2010 at: E-mail [email protected] or Tel. 020 7225 5517


Professor Suchit Boonbongkarn, Chairman of Thailand’s Political Development Council

Professor Duncan McCargo, Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, University of Leeds

Professor Peter Leyland, Professor of Public Law, London Metropolitan University

Professor Borwornsak Uwanno, Fellow of Thailand’s Royal Institute and Secretary-General of King Prajadhipok’s Institute


H.E. Mr. David Fall
Former British Ambassador to Thailand and Chairman of the Anglo-Thai Society

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (reception in Brunei Suite), Russell Square, School of Oriental and African Studies