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Uniting for the Future: Learning from Each Other’s Experiences (PART I)

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On Monday, August 2, 2013, three distinguished speakers including Priscilla Hayner, senior adviser to the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and former Finnish president and Nobel Peace prize winner Marti Ahtisaari, gave short lectures on conflict solving and reconciliation at the first of the Special Lecture Series on “Uniting for the Future: Learning from Each Other’s Experiences” at Plaza Athenee Hotel, Bangkok. The forum was hosted by Devawongse Varopakarn from the Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) of Chulalongkorn University.

Prime Minister YingluckSinawatra opened the forum by explaining the purpose of this lecture series which is “to provide an open platform for all to participate in sharing experiences and ideas” in order to “learn from each other and to create unity.”
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Prachatai : Tony Blair in Thailand: What we can learn

Taken from article called “Tony Blair in Thailand: What we can learn” by Titipol Phakdeewanich that was published by prachatai.com on 28/08/2013.

Much has now been written in an attempt to make sense of the dramatic confrontation that we witnessed in parliament last week, which resulted in the sadly not unprecedented scenario of having police on the floor of the House. Thailand likely senses that the political drama between the government and the opposition will almost inevitably continue, and realistically, why should the country expect otherwise? Their respective positions are already well established, and we now see a demonstration of what amounts to a zero-sum game, too often favoured by Thai political strategists.
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