1. Founding Principles
1. Those who support the Thai World’s objectives
may feel free to participate in any of its activities relevant
to their areas of interest.
2. The Thai WAC vows to administer its activities with maximum
efficiency and flexibility.
3. The Thai WAC tries its best to screen qualified members
for appropriate positions and activities based on capability,
integrity, human relations, and sacrificial spirit.
4. All responsible cadres may be changed and existing positions
may be dropped/added whenever necessary to make its organization
more efficient and relevant to changing conditions.
5. The Thai WAC is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit
organization. Funds for its administration and program operations
are from public donations.
2. Board of Advisors (Founders
and Financial Contributors)
|| Kasem Suwanagul
|| Chalerm Prachuabmoh (deceased)
|| Chaowalee Pongpatirochana
|| Dhavee Choosup
|| Brudhisan Jumbala
|| Ninnat Olanworavuth
|| Paisal Suriyawongpaisal
|| Akorn Hoontrakul (deceased)
|| Somkiat Onwimon
|| Owart Suthiwat-Narueput
|| Jacques Amyot
|| Umphon Phanachet (deceased)
|| M. Rajaretnam
|| Ho Kwon Ping
|| South-East Insurance Co.,Ltd.
|| William Klausner
|| Kosit Panpiemras
|| Jingjai Hanchanlash
|| Sorasin Viraphol
|| Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn
|| Thai Dhanu Bank Ltd.
|| The Ford Foundation
|| Esso Standard Thailand Co.,Ltd.
|| Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
|| The JHW Thompson Foundation
|| The Development Cooperation Foundation
||Charoen Pokphan Group Co.,Ltd.
A. The founders are international minded individuals who are
recognized worldwide by the intellectual community for their
expertise. They value cooperation and the exchange of ideas
and expertise and wish to promote a world society in which
peoples of all origins can live together peacefully. Moreover,
they are happy to devote their time and energy to promote
a better understanding among the peoples and nations of the
world, as stated in the Project Objectives.
B. The individual advisors render their service to the administrators
of the Thai World Affairs Center upon requests, or by their
own initiatives. Collectively, they meet once or twice a year
to check and scrutinize the Annual Report, to approve the
Annual Work Plan and Budget, and to share their thoughts on
setting policy directions, guidelines, objectives, and strategies.
Some devote themselves to overseeing and supervising the financial
administration. And others help raise funds.
3. Executive Committee (also serves as Editorial Board
of the Thai WAC Homepage) 2004-2005
A. The committee consists of old and new supporters of this
project. They have diverse expertise and come from different
institutions and professions, including two retired professors,
but most are from the younger generation. They constitute
the action-oriented personnel of the project.
B. All Executive Committee members have specific assignments
in accordance with their expertise. With the exceptions of
Charunee Lucktong and Sanond Homsuwan who are Secretary and
Webmaster, respectively, all members are assigned to write
articles on matters concerning their areas of specialization.
Some may have additional responsibility, i.e. Khien Theeravit,
Chairman of the Executive Committee, is Director of the Center;
Soravis Jayanama is Editor of the English Homepage; Thanes
Kongprasert is Editor of the Thai Homepage. They are also
expected to help draft, or scrutinize the Annual Work Plan
and the Annual Report for submission to the Board of Advisors
for approval. Moreover, they meet occasionally to consult
on problems relating to their work.
4. Organization Structure
Organization Chart ...click here...
NB: Administrators Brief Biodata
1. Director (2004-2005). Khien Theeravit
: Ph.D. in Political Science, earned senior professorship
when taught at the Faculty of Political Science (1961-1996)
and Professor Emeritus after retirement from Chulalongkorn
University, nationally recognized as the leading founder of
the Institute of Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University
where he served as Director in 1980, 1983, 1984-1991, appointed
(by a national convention of 3000 national elites) member
of National Assembly (1974), Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy
Advisor (1980), selected member of Constitution Drafting Assembly
Prof. Khien received awards as “Thailand’s
most distinguished research scholar in Political Science and
Public Administration” by Thailand’s National Research Council
(1985), “most outstanding academic” by Chulalongkorn University
Political Science Association (1986), and TRF Senior Research
Scholar in Political Science and Public Administration” by
the Thailand Research Fund, Prime Minister Office (1995).
His recent publications are : China’s Foreign Policy (in Thai
1998, in Chinese 2001), Vietnam: History, Economy, Politics,
Security, and Foreign Relations (in Thai 1999, in Vietnamese
2002) Cambodia: History, Economy, Politics, Security, and
Foreign Relations (in Thai 1998, in Khmer 2002). Thai-Lao
Relations in Laotian Perspective (in Thai 2001, in English
2. Secretary (2004-2005). Charunee Lucktong: MBA, research
and academic affairs coordinator of the Institute of Asian
Studies, and former Acting Secretary of the Institute of Asian
Studies, Chulalongkorn University (1995-2000))
3. Head of Financial Section. Chaowalee Pongpatirochana, M.A.
in Commerce and Accountancy, Associate Professor at the Faculty
of Commerce and Accountancy of Chulalongkorn University (1960-1995),
Chulalongkorn University Comptroller (1976-1988), and Financial
Advisor to the Academic Services Center of Chulalongkorn University
from 1996 to present.
4. Head of Public Relations Section. Somkiat Onwimon, Ph.D.
in South Asian Studies, leading innovator of television newscast,
award winner of many television programs that promote a better
understanding of the peoples and nations of the world and
the conservation of natural resources and the environment,
member of Constitution Drafting Assembly (1997), and Senator
5. Head of Seminar Section. Prathoomporn
Vajarasthira, M.A. in International Relations, Associate Professor
at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University,
former Vice President in charge of international affairs of
Chulalongkorn University, author of many books and articles
on international relations, and award winner of two political
6. Head of Information Dissemination Section. Paisal Suriyawongpaisal,
writer and thinker in Asian philosophies and management know-how,
and Advisor to the Governor of Petroleum Authority of Thailand.
Reviewer of management books for “Book World Program” on Radio
FM 100.5, special lecturer of many training programs and higher
learning institutions, Public Relations Department Head of
Esso Standard Thailand Co. Ltd. (1974-1984), writer of books
such as Thinking@Asian. (2002), Thinking@Asian.2 (2003) and
Divergent Thinkings: From Harvard’s Case Studies (2004).