Forum on Human Rights and Everyday Governance in Thailand: Past, Present and Future
Friday, March 6, 2015; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
K050, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Sponsored by the Thai Studies Program, Harvard University Asia Center
8:45am: Arrival and registration
9:15am: Welcome and Introduction, Michael Herzfeld
9. 25am: Tyrell Haberkorn, (Australian National University)
Dangerous to the Nation: Seventy Years of Arbitrary Detention in Thailand
9.50am: Yukti Mukdawijitra, (Thammasat University)
Selective Human Rights in Thai style: Social Conflicts, Cultural Politics and Legal Limits of Human Rights in Thailand.
10. 15am: Q+A
10.35am: Tea and Coffee Break
11.00am: Pandit Chanrochanakit, (Ramkhamhaeng University)
Deformed Thai Politics: No Public Space for Pro-democratic Movements
11.25am: Benjamin Zawacki, (Visiting Fellow in the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School)
A Perfect Storm: Forecasting Human Rights in Thailand.
11. 50am: Q+A
12.10pm: Break for lunch
1.00pm: Video interview from Pitch Pongsawat, (Chulalongkorn University)
1. 10pm: Pinkaew Laungaramsri , (Chiang Mai University)
Mass Surveillance and the Militarization of Cyber Space in Post-coup Thailand.
1.35pm: Duncan McCargo, (Leeds University )
Dispensing Justice: The Work of Thai Police Investigators.
2.20pm: Graeme Bristol, (Centre for Architecture and Human Rights)
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Development Practice.
2.45pm: Michael Herzfeld, (Harvard University)
Pragmatic Social Justice and the Problem of the Right to Dignity
3.25pm: Tea and Coffee Break.
3.45pm Discussant: Gazmend Kapllani, (Emerson College)
4.00pm: Overview and General Discussion.