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CPG´s Peace and Security Academy
20 March from 9:00 - 29 March from 17:00
CPG´s Peace and Security Academy
20-29 March 2023, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
in cooperation with the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation
The provision of peace and security is the fundamental objective of statehood and international order. As much as peace and security unquestionably form the primary and most precious goal of any political order, they are inescapably challenged by a broad phalanx of threats. To maintain and restore peace and security on the local, national, and international level therefore lies at the core of statecraft and remains one of the most consequential subjects of political-, legal-, historical-, psychological-, sociological-, and military studies.
While the Cold War era brought about a great interest in the conceptual foundations of the peace and security layer of statecraft, the focus of interest expanded to various challenges like ethnical violent conflicts, terrorism, piracy, and organized crime since the end of the Cold War. At the same time, with the 1994 Human Development Report, these issues became often embedded in a broader practical approach to human security comprising the interconnected economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community and political dimension of security.
At present, the eternal quest for peace and security faces the concurrence of particularly challenging conditions on a global scale that are affecting the full spectrum of human security from the local to the international level.
Insofar, the global state of peace and security is shaped by critically shifting parameters in five interrelated dimensions:
- A fraying global order,
- An increasingly fierce great power rivalry,
- An emerging primacy of geopolitics,
- A disrupted and reshaping globalization,
- An unprecedented rise of global challenges among which some pose existential threats to human civilization.
Under these conditions, peace and security will be at the heart of politics, law, and governance in all domains for the years to come. Against this background, CPG´s Peace and Security Academy 2023 seeks to explore questions such as:
- Which paradigms and basic conditions shape the strategies of and outlooks for peace and security?
- What does history tell us so far?
- Which institutions, normative orders, governance mechanisms and tools are available to maintain or restore peace and security?
- What are some of the most pressing challenges for peace and security in our time?
- How will some of the current conflict spots in Asia likely develop in the foreseeable future?
We will address these and other questions with leading scholars, senior practitioners, and seasoned experts from a broad range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds over an eight teaching-day intensive certificate course in Southeast Asia’s vibrant hub Bangkok.
In more than 20 sessions employing different teaching and learning formats participants will learn first-hand about key security challenges, obtain crucial skills, and analytical tools to better deal with a wide range of peace and security challenges.
Course Structure and Duration
The Academy will be held on eight teaching days in the period from 20 to 29 March 2023 at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok, Thailand, with about six to eight hours teaching and discussion time each day.
- Arabinda Acharya, Assoc. Professor Dr., Rabdan Academy, United Arab Emirates
- Aries A. Arugay, PhD. Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, The Philippines
- Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, PhD., Senior Fellow, The Millennium Project, Washington DC, USA
- Ashok Hukku, Major General, Y.S.M. (ret.), former Chief Military Intelligence Advisor in the Cabinet Secretariat at New Delhi, India
- Dhanasree Jayaram, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India
- Hall Gardner, PhD, Professor, Department of History and Politics, American University Paris, France
- Henning Glaser, Director, CPG, Thailand
- Jan Asmussen, Professor Dr., Institute of Social Sciences, University of Kiel, Germany
- Jean-Pierre Cabestan, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
- Kasit Piromya, H.E., CPG Senior Research Fellow; ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
- Kwang-jun Tsche, Professor Dr., Kyung Hee University Law School, South Korea
- Michael Head, PhD, School of Law, Western Sydney University, Australia
- Rahul Mishra, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia
- Rajiv Nayan, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India
- Son Soubert, H.E., Head, Royal Council of Throne, Cambodia
- Terence Lee, PhD, Associate Prof., Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
- Tughral Yamin, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan
- Yukihisa Fujita. H.E., CPG Peace and Security Center, peace advocate; former Minister of Finance of Japan, Japan
Side event grogram
The teaching part of the Academy is complemented by a varied side event program that includes
- a guided tour,
- a welcome & farewell dinner, and
- an awarding ceremony.
Fees, scholarship, & deposit
For the entire program, the organizers provide every selected participant with a scholarship making attendance of the program effectively free.
The scholarship covers the participation of all lectures, all meals served during the program (lunch breaks and breaks with refreshments, a welcome dinner, and a farewell dinner.
Transportation and accommodation remain self-funded by the participants.
To avoid misuse of the opportunity and ensure that only those are admitted who intend to duly attend the program, participants are, however, required to pay a deposit of USD 150 which will be returned after due completion of the program.
Venue & Accommodation
The Academy will be organized at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University at its historical Tha Prachan Campus, located at the old town of Bangkok where it is surrounded by historical sites of notable importance to Thai constitutional memorial culture. In close vicinity are the National Museum, the National Theater, the National Gallery, the Siam Museum, well-known sightseeing spots such as the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the Temple of the Dawn, the famous Khao San Street – the traveler hub of South East Asia, jam-packed with raucous bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels – and the Chao Praya River inviting to nice evening cruises. The underground station Sanam Chai links this part of the city with Bangkok’s vibrant downtown, reachable within 10 minutes.
For participants not residing in Bangkok, CPG provides help and information for the identification and (if requested) booking of nearby B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels.
How to be part of the Academy
If this program appeals to you, apply to join the Academy together with other young scholars, academics, think tankers, and professional working in the field of peace and security and related disciplines and areas.
We invite and accept applications from committed candidates with basic knowledge of the topic and the necessary proficiency in English and the wish to actively participate in the full program in Bangkok.
To maintain high teaching standards and to ensure genuine engagement and interaction, we will be able to accept only a limited number of participants.
Applications can only be considered if application documents are rendered completely.
Applications should include:
• a filled online registration form (click here to register)
• a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV)/resumé;
• a portrait photo (jpeg); and
• a brief statement of approximately 250 words outlining your reasons for wishing to attend the program.
Applications are open and must be submitted by 6 March 2023. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will be notified within 5 working days after online registration and the submission of application documents.
Hosts & Organizers
The Academy is jointly hosted and organized by the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (‘CPG’) in cooperation with the Asian Governance Foundation (AGF), and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation (HSF).
- German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (‘CPG’)
CPG is an academic institute and think tank, built upon a cooperation between the German universities of Frankfurt and Münster, and Thammasat University in Thailand. It is one of only five Centers of Excellence that were established worldwide in 2009 under the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government. Funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Federal Foreign Office) and administratively support by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), CPG is recognized as leading institute in the field peace and security, international relations and geopolitics, as well as mediation and conflict resolution. It regularly organizes academic events and publishes the Asia in Review (AiR) and the Europe in Review (EiR), a weekly and monthly policy brief on constitutional politics, human rights and nation security, international relations, diplomacy and geopolitics, as well as regional and global order and security in Asia and Europe respectively. Last year, CPG established the CPG Peace and Security, CPG’s performance center in charge of the Academy.
- Asian Governance Foundation (AGF)
A charitable foundation under Thai law, the Asian Governance Foundation is CPG’s sister organization and its legal arm.
- Hanns-Seidel Foundation
The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is one of five German political foundations present in Bangkok. Aligned with the Christian Social Union, the political party that runs only in the federal state of Bavaria, the foundation engages in political education in Germany and in development cooperation abroad, running around 100 projects in 65 countries worldwide. The HSF office in Bangkok is responsible for projects in Thailand and Laos.
If you are uncertain about whether the program is suitable for your needs or if you need further background information, please contact Dr. Duc Quang Ly, email@example.com.
For all enquiries pertaining the administrative process, please contact the CPG office:
Ms. Venus Phuangkom (Event & HR Manager)
German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG)
Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)2 613 2971
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