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Kahekõne kuningakoja rollist 21. sajandil: Luubi all on Tai

Mis: Kuningas 21.sajandil: kas ja milleks?
Vestlevad poliitik Valdo Randpere ja Tai ühiskonnakriitik Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Millal: neljapäeval, 27. septembril kl 19:00
Kus:  Astra maja Teadlaste Foorum (Astra maja 1. korrus), Tallinna Ülikool, Narva mnt 29

800 aasta pikkuse traditsiooniga Tai kuningakoda on tugevana püsinud suuresti tänu 70 aastat troonil istunud kuningas Bhumiboli moraalsele autoriteedile ja isikukultusele. 2016. aastal võttis trooni üle tema poeg, Maha Vajiralongkorn, kes veedab valdava osa ajast Saksamaal, nautides elu, ning samal ajal suurendades oma rikkusi ja kindlustades võimu. Ometigi keelab Tais kuninga kritiseerimise möödunud sajandi algusest pärit lèse-majesté seadus. Mitme raamatu autor ja rahvusvaheliselt häälekas kommentaator Pavin Chachvalpongpun on nõus rääkima, kuidas uus kuningas selle seaduse abil hirmu külvab. Koos riigikogu Eesti-Kagu-Aasia parlamendirühma esimehe Valdo Randperega lahatakse kuninga rolli nii kaasaegses Tais kui ka võrdlevalt mujal maailmas.

Pakutakse suupisteid ja jooke.
Vt lisainfo Valdo Randpere ja Pavin Chachavalpongpuni kohta all inglise keeles!

Pavin Chachavalpongpun viibib Tallinna Ülikoolis Erasmus + mobiilsusprogrammi raames ja õpetab kursust Kagu-Aasia ühiskonnad ja poliitika (vt ka https://www.tlu.ee/ht/uudised/sugisel-annab-kagu-aasia-riikide-teemalist-kursust-tai-staarteadlane); üritust korraldab TLÜ Aasia osakond ja toetab Humanitaarteaduste instituudi uuringufond. Kontakt: Karin Dean (dean@tlu.ee)

“Other monarchies in the world have survived into the modern era by adapting. The Thai king, by contrast, is contesting modernity by clinging tightly to an anachronistic law. Nothing could be better calculated to drive the monarchy into unavoidable decline.”—Pavin Chachavalpongpun in the Washington Post (June 22, 2018)

 

About Pavin Chachavalpongpun:
Pavin Chachavalpongpun, formerly a Thai diplomat, is currently based at Kyoto University, Japan, where he is an associate professor at its Centre for Southeast Asian Studies. Following the 2014 military coup in Thailand, he was twice called to account by the military junta for his critical statements. Rejecting the summons, his Thai passport was revoked and he was charged under the terms of the lèse-majesté law. Pavin has applied for a refugee status with the Japanese government.

Pavin actively posts on his Facebook page, which is followed by 144, 000 people, and gives comments about the current political situation in Thailand to the international media. He holds a PhD in Political Science (2002) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is the author of the following books: Good Coup Gone Bad: Thailand’s Political Developments Since Thaksin’s Downfall; A Plastic Nation: The Curse of Thainess in Thai-Burmese Relations; and Reinventing Thailand: Thaksin and His Foreign Policy. He is also a chief editor of Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia.

Pavin is in Tallinn University with Erasmus + staff mobility programme, and is teaching a course Southeast Asian societies and states (for more on this, see https://www.tlu.ee/en/school-of-humanities/news/thai-political-scholar-teach-course-southeast-asian-states); the event is organized by Tallinn University’s Asia Department and sponsored by the Research Fund of its School of Humanities. Contact: Karin Dean (dean@tlu.ee)


About Valdo Randpere:

Valdo Randpere is a well-known Estonian politician and a member of liberal Reform Party Faction in Estonian Parliament. He is the chairman of Estonia-Southeast Asia parliamentary group.