Thailand and the Philippines: Minorities and Political Stability

Event: April 1, 2008, San Francisco

April 1, 2008

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Reception

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Program

World Affairs Council Auditorium

312 Sutter Street, Second Floor

San Francisco, California 94108

Speakers: Ryan Anson, Photographer

Dennis Arroyo, Director of National Planning and Policy Staff, National Economic and Development Authority, the Philippines

Duncan McCargo, Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, University of Leeds

Moderated by Gordon Hein, Vice President, Programs, The Asia Foundation

Beginning with a presentation of images by photographer Ryan Anson, who has been documenting the lives of Muslim minorities in remote areas of the Philippines and Thailand, our distinguished speakers will discuss the importance that Muslim and other minority groups have for the evolution of governance and political stability in the region. More specifically, Mr. Dennis Arroyo will discuss “Waging peace with the armed Muslim minority in the Philippines.”  Dr. Duncan McCargo will discuss “Understanding the current violent unrest in Thailand’s southern border provinces”.

Part of the Edith Coliver Series on Democracy and Human Rights in Asia

Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Asia Society of Northern California, and The Asia Foundation

Click here for online registration.

Advanced registration is recommended for guaranteed seating. However, pre-registration is not required and walk-ins on the day of this program are welcome.

Free to World Affairs Council members, or $7 at the co-sponsor rate.

Related locations: Philippines, Thailand