Thailand's Elections: What Happened, and What Happens Next?
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to present "Thailand's Elections: What Happened, and What Happens Next?" a panel discussion featuring Dr. Prajak Kongkirati, Dr. Allen Hicken, and Ernest Z. Bower. They will discuss the outcomes of Thailand’s March 24 general elections, and what’s next for Thai politics and U.S.-Thailand relations.
Dr. Prajak Kongkirati is Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Academic Service at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. He received his PhD from the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University.
Dr. Allen Hicken is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Michigan. Professor Hicken studies political institutions and political economy in developing countries. His primary focus has been on political parties and party systems in developing democracies and their role in policy making. His regional specialty is Southeast Asia where he has worked in Thailand, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
Ernest Z. Bower is a nonresident senior adviser for Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and serves as president & CEO of BowerGroupAsia, a well-known business advisory firm he created and built. Before forming his company, he served for a decade as president of the US-ASEAN Business Council, the top private business group composed of America’s leading companies in Southeast Asia. Over 20 years, he helped to establish and build the Council from the ground level, working with government and private-sector leaders from the United States and Southeast Asia.