SIU Joined ‘Thailand Political Database’ Project

Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala, former Dean at Facuty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, announced the ‘Thailand Political Database’ web site (www.tpd.in.th). SIU is one of the founding partners.

28 April 2011 – SIU joined the ‘Thailand Political Database’ project as a founding partner.

Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala, former Dean at Facuty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, announced the ‘Thailand Political Database’ web site (www.tpd.in.th). TPD is a centralized site which aggregates political data and information from its partner sites.

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Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanmala

The project is funding by Thai Health Promotion Foundation. SIU is one of the founding partners.

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SIU has run the Thailand Political Base, a Wikipedia-style open database for Thai politicians for almost three years. The TPD project will use the information from Thailand Political Base as its foundation data.

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The video will appear shortly on Siam Intelligence site.

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The video will be published shortly on Siam Intelligence site.

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The full interview is available on Siam Intelligence site.

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The full scoop of his interview, ideas and past works can be accessed at Siam Intelligence.

“Think Tank” Book on FNF web site

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Practical Utopia Online TV – Challenge Thailand 2010 Ep#12 – Prof. Vicharn Panich

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