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Executive Director, Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Southeast Asia Chair, Asian Views on America's Role in Asia

Thitinan Pongsudhirak is director of the Institute of Security and International Studies and associate professor of International Political Economy at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. He has authored a host of articles, books, and book chapters on Thailand’s politics, political economy, foreign policy, and media, as well as ASEAN and East Asian security and economic cooperation. Thitinan has held visiting positions at Victoria University in New Zealand, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Stanford University in the United States, Yangon University in Myanmar, and Tüebingen University in Germany. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Contemporary Southeast Asia, South East Asia Research, Asian Politics & Policy, and the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and doctoral degree from the London School of Economics.