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Southeast Asia Lecture Series opens, Nov.15

"Democracy, Capitalism and the Crisis: Thailand after 1997" is the title of the inaugural talk of the Southeast Asia Lecture Series at Princeton, set for Thursday, Nov. 15.

Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and Chris Baker, a freelance writer, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in 0044 Friend Center.

Pasuk is a visiting lecturer at the School of Advanced and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and has been awarded the title of senior national research scholar of Thailand. Her work focuses on political economy, corruption, the sex industry and social movements.

Baker also earned his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught Asian history and politics. He currently is working on a history of Thailand. He and Pasuk are the co-authors of "Thailand: Economy and Politics" (winner of the 1997 National Research Prize for the Thai version), "Thailands Boom and Bust" and "Thailands Crisis."

The Southeast Asia Lecture Series will bring to campus academics and practitioners to discuss political developments in the region. The series is sponsored by the Center of International Studies , the Department of Politics , the Council on Regional Studies, the Southeast Asia Students Organization, Foreign Policy in Focus and the International Center .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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