Following the passing of King Rama IX, Thailand is going through a period of significant political and social upheaval. Join us for a panel discussion on how Thailand will fare with its ‘triple threat’ of a royal transition, the entrenchment of military rule, and the potential escalation of separatist violence in its southern provinces. The discussion will feature Nicholas Farrelly, the author of a forthcoming Lowy Institute Analysis of the situation. He will be joined by three other leading experts on Thai politics, security, and human rights.
Dr Nicholas Farrelly is an academic specialist on Southeast Asian politics who has spent much of his career examining Thailand. He is a Deputy Director in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of the Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University, as well as Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre. In 2006 Nicholas founded New Mandala, which is a prominent forum for the discussion of Thai political topics.
The Lowy Institute acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet for this event.