CPG Online Magazine 03/2019

Announcements

Upcoming National Holidays

01 May 2019: Labour Day

06 May 2019: H.M. King’s Coronation

09 May 2019: Royal Ploughing Ceremony

20 May 2019: Visakha Bucha Day

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. For further details go to https://www.daad.or.th/en/scholarship-database/. Deadline depends on the chosen study programme.

An overview of all DAAD scholarships with relevance for researchers and students from Thailand can be found here: https://www.daad.or.th/en/find-funding/

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 Singapore Management University offers Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships which provide financial support to recipients to pursue an overseas research programme. The scholarship includes academic guidance and mentorship. For more details go to https://www.smu.edu.sg/moe-start/overseas-pg-scholarship. Deadlines vary.

The World Academy of Sciences offers various fellowships and grants to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from developing countries. For more information visit https://twas.org/opportunities Deadlines vary.

Rotary Peace Fellowship allows up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, and Thailand). For more information: https://my.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowship-application. Deadline is on 31 May 2019.

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 Deadline is on 13 May 2019.

The ASEAN Master Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) who intend to study at the University of Nottingham. You will be eligible to apply if you are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and hold an offer to start a full-time master’s degree programme (excluding MRes) at Nottingham in September 2019 in any subject area. More information can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus. Deadline is on 17 May 2019.

The “ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program” supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at the ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers. Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host who must be an ETH Zurich Professor and who will act as a mentor of the fellow. For more information visit https://www.ethz.ch/en/research/research-promotion/eth-internal-programmes/eth-fellowships.html Deadline is on 1 September 2019

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CPG Events March-April 2019

Seminar “Geopolitical Outlooks for Eurasia in 2019 Revisited”

CPG Special Lecture “Taking the Lead: Party Rule under Xi Jinping”

CPG’s Seminar Series on Geopolitics and Regional Order: “SEA of Change: The Past, Present & Future of Southeast Asia”

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