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Thailand's Youth Demand Democratic Reforms

Pavin Chachavalpongpun joins Deep Dish to explain how social media makes Thailand's youth protests different than past movements.
Young people at a protest in Thailand.
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Inspired by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, Thailand’s youth organized mass protests to demand reforms from the culturally revered monarchy. Political scientist Pavin Chachavalpongpun joins Deep Dish to explain how social media makes these protests different than past movements and why the United States should see Thailand as a foreign policy priority when negotiating a rising China.

About the Guests
Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
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Pavin Chachavalpongpun is an associate professor at Kyoto University's Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Headshot of Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson