Thailand in Crisis: Scenarios and Policy Responses

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Thailand is working through a historic political crisis which will likely shape the future of how political power is organized and used in the country. Thailand plays an integral role in the region and it is important for the United States to sustain engagement with a stable Thailand as part of its rebalance to Asia. This all-day conference will provide a much needed discussion that will focus on possible scenarios for Thailand's volatile political situation and the implications for U.S. policy.

    Please RSVP here before Monday, May 12, 2014. Please contact southeastasiaprogram@csis.org if you experience technical difficulties.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    CSIS 2nd Floor Conference Room
    1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC

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    Tentative Agenda

    0830   Registration of Participants

    0900   Panel One: Why Thailand Matters to the United States

               The Hon. Scot Marciel
               U.S. Department of State

               Dr. Amy Searight
               U.S. Department of Defense

               Moderator:

               Mr. Ernest Z. Bower
               Center for Strategic and International Studies

    0945   Discussion: Putting Modern Thai Politics in a Historical Context

               Introductory Remarks:

               Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak
               Chulalongkorn University

               Moderator:

               Mr. Murray Hiebert
               Center for Strategic and International Studies

    1015   Coffee Break

    1030   Panel Two: How the Crisis Will Shape the Future Political Order

               Mr. Sunai Phasuk
               Human Rights Watch

               Dr. Duncan McCargo
               University of Leeds

               Mr. Shawn Crispin
               AsiaTimes Online

               Moderator:

               Mr. Ernest Z. Bower
               Center for Strategic and International Studies

    1145   Luncheon

    1215   Panel Three: Policy Options for the United States

               Mr. Frank Jannuzi
               The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

               Mr. Josh Kurlantzick
               Council on Foreign Relations

               Mr. Ernest Z. Bower
               Center for Strategic and International Studies

               Mr. Vikram Singh
               Center for American Progress

               Moderator:

               Dr. Michael J. Green
               CSIS and Georgetown University

    1330   Conference Summary and Closing Remarks

               Mr. Ernest Z. Bower
               Center for Strategic and International Studies

    1400   End of Conference

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