Asia Leadership Fellow Program Reunion Conference Conflict Management in the Face of Globalization -Initiatives, Alternatives, and Imagination-

August 3-7, 2001
Bangkok / Surat Thani, Thailand

Program Schedule (as of July 31)



Date Activities
August 3 (Friday) Leave Bangkok for Surat Thani

Welcoming Reception
Welcoming Remarks, self-introductions, introduction to following day’s excursion
MC: Saree Aongsomwang

August 4 (Saturday) Tapee River cruise & visit to community projects along the canals

Visit Suan Mok

Dinner followed by opening speeches by three representatives
MC: Sanitsuda Ekachai
Goenawan Mohamad (1997; representing Southeast Asia)
Cho Hong-Sup (1999; representing East Asia)
Urvashi Butalia (2000; representing South Asia)

August 5 (Sunday) Paper presentations & discussion (I)
Moderator: Suwanna Satha-anand
“Haunting” by Kasian Tejapira
Discussant: Kwok Kian-Woon
“Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral”; “The Spirits Play” Readings from two plays by KuoPaoKun
Discussant: Endo Suanda
“Does Asia Exists? ” by Janadas Devan
Discussant: Goenawan Mohamad

Paper presentations & discussion (II)

Moderator: Sanitsuda Ekachai
“Public Individuals” by Liu Xin
Discussant: Diana Wong
“Following the Body: A Problem of Conflict Management and Solution” by Faruk
Discussant: Ota Yoshinobu
“How Can Diverse Asian Civilizations Contribute to World Peace, Security and Human Development? ” by Arnold Azurin
Discussant: Ayu Utami

Group discussions according to themes of interest
Chair: Kwok Kian-Woon

Visit local market (optional) or continue discussion

August 6 (Monday) Plenary Session: reporting and synthesis of previous day’s discussion
Moderators: Diana Wong and Kasian Tejapira

Concluding session and discussion on future projects

Moderator: Wan Manan

Evaluation session
Moderators: ALFP Program Committee Members

Leave Surat Thani forBangkok

August 7 (Tuesday) Public Symposium at Chulalongkorn University
“Conflict Management in the Face of Globalization-Initiatives, Alternatives & Imagination”

Welcoming Remark: M.R. Kalaya Tingsabahd (Dean, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University)
Moderator: Surichai Wun’Gaeo (Director, Center for Social Development Studies, Chulalongkorn University)
Presenters: Goenawan Mohamad; Kuo Pao Kun; Urvashi Butalia
Discussants: Chaiwat Satha-anand (Director, Peace Information Center, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University); Pasuk Phongpaichit (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University)Optional visits to local communities in Bangkok (Ban Kroa or Koh Kred)


August 8 (Wednesday) Adjourn