A/P/A Institute in collaboration with ThaiLinks presents this special panel that includes multiple perspectives on what led to the September 19, 2006 coup d’etat in Thailand while the then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was attending the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. This discussion will present historical and political contexts as well as discussion of the aftermath of the coup that resulted in martial law, suspension of the Constitution, dissolved Parliament, suppressed and censored media, and a ban on opposition protests.
Featured panelists include historian Thongchai Winichakul, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; scholar Pitch Pongsawat, columnist for Komchadluek, a Thai-language newspaper of the Nation Multimedia group; and others. The panel is moderated by Rosalind Morris, Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Columbia University and the Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society.
RSVP by Wednesday, November 15, 2006 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-992-9653.
Reception to follow.
Beer sponsored by Carlsberg.