Democracy in Thailand after the military | University of Oxford

Democracy in Thailand after the military

Abhisit Vejjajiva (leader of the Democrat Party of Thailand and former Prime Minister)
17:00
Blavatnik School of Government
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Lectures and seminars
free
Yes
Required

In this talk at the Blavatnik School of Government, the leader of the Democrat Party of Thailand and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (2008-2011) will discuss Thailand’s role in the Asean Economic Community (AEC)*, as well as the AEC’s position as a force on the global stage. The AEC has enormous diversity and is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, but it also has to juggle geopolitical challenges.

Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva will explore with audience members the great challenges and opportunities for a democratic Thailand and its role within the AEC. Can the AEC realise its full potential, both political and economic? Can the AEC emerge as a force on the global stage? What is Thailand's roadmap leading up to the elections?