CPG Online Magazine 05/2018

Announcements 

Since 10 August 2018, H.E. Mr. Lorenzo Galanti is the new ambassador for the Embassy of Italy in Bangkok

Since 10 August 2018, H.E. Mr. Tahamoana Aisea Cluny Macpherson is the new ambassador for the Embassy of New Zealand in Bangkok. 

Articles & Interviews

Integrated Maritime Security Cooperation in South-East Asia

Many thanks to CPG Senior Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Jan Asmussen from the Institute of Social Science, University of Kiel for his invaluable insights shared during the special lecture titled “Integrated Maritime Security Cooperation in South-East Asia” on April 4,...

Philippines hopes US history won’t repeat itself, again

On April 11, United States President Joe Biden, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will convene in Washington, DC, for their inaugural tripartite summit—a meeting that comes amidst mounting concerns over China's...

Scholarship Opportunities 

The DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Courses offers foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany. More information can be found at https://www.daad.or.th/en/scholarship-database/?type=a&origin=15&subjectgroup=B&q=0&status=0&page=0&onlydaad=1&language=en&id=0&pg=1&detail_to_show=50076777. Deadline depends on the chosen study programme. 

The UK Newton Fund Advanced Fellowships are granted to Thai Researchers for a period of two years in form of salary top up, research support, training and travel costs. For more information please go to https://www.britac.ac.uk/newton-advanced-fellowships. Application deadline is on 5 September 2018. 

The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics offers fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world. More information can be found at https://fellowship.ercim.eu/. Application deadline is on 30 September 2018.  

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe that intend to study in Germany in any subject area. The students must demonstrate excellent school or academic merit and must be committed to the values of social democracy. More information can be found at https://www.fes.de/studienfoerderung/other-languages/. Deadline depends on the type of application. 

The Kennisontwikkelings programma Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (OKP NFP) provides fellowships for highly motivated professionals who are interested at participating in a Dutch University. The professionals must be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. The applicants must find a suitable university and submit your application via the Dutch institution offering the course. For more information: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/files/documents. Deadlines vary depending on the Dutch university.  

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship aims to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers. More information can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2018.html. Application deadline is on 12 September 2018.

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CPG Events July-August 2018

CPG Special Lecture on Politics in Myanmar “Struggling for the Direction of Politics: Forces and Figures in Myanmar’s Current Power Play”

CPG Special Lecture on Authoritarianism Research “The Life of Authoritarian Rulers Ne Win and Enver Hoxha: Biographical Approaches to Research on Authoritarianism”

CPG Expert Roundtable on Human Rights “Strengthening Human Rights Protection: European-Southeast Asian Perspectives”

Training course “German Environmental Law”

Compliance in Business Law: Thai-Indonesian Comparative Perspectives

Seminar: Switching sides? The Philippines’ pivot towards China under Duterte