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SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC

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June 2018

Chased by Development

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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The model of economic growth applied in Southeast Asia has been centered on infrastructure expansion and maximization of natural resources. This in turn has implied --and condoned-- the forced displacement and resettlement of (often minority or marginalized) local people who live in valuable lands or strategic places to satisfy development plans of local governments and state agencies and/or to serve the interests of private corporations. This so-called development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR) is often presented as inevitable and the loss of…

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2nd SEA Junction Anniversary Mini-Bazaar

June 23 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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After another eventful year, we are proud to announce our 2nd Year Anniversary on 25 June 2018! A lot has happened in this biennium and the number of people who participate in our events on various topics related to Southeast Asia, consult our library and follow us on social media continues to grow. So does the variety of the events ranging from book launches and fairs, movie screenings, public lectures, arts and crafts workshops, music concerts and panel discussions. Most…

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SEZs in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: A Win-Win Solution?

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been built worldwide since the 1960s to facilitate global free trade and integrate developing countries into global production and distribution networks. They have been mushrooming across Southeast Asia in recent years and are attracting growing interest from policy makers, investors, civil society, and the general public. Supporters praise them for spurring foreign investment, creating jobs, building infrastructure, and helping host countries to diversify their economies; critics argue they entail more costs than benefits, negatively impact local communities, undermine workers’ rights, and cause environmental harm and degradation.  A recent report published by Focus on…

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July 2018

Premiere of Short Documentary Living Beyond “30 Baht” and Panel Discussion

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) since 2002 with the “30 Baht Scheme” financed from taxation. This is a monumental achievement in public health and a big step in advancing towards a more equitable society by reducing catastrophic expenses that disproportionately affect the poor. Based on an independent assessment of the first 10 years of the 30 Baht scheme, empirical evidence suggests a pro-poor outcome. Impoverishment as measured by the additional number of non-poor households falling below poverty line…

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