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Online Program

Online Lecture: Thailand, A Diplomatic Balancing Act

Program No. 24403RJ
Join us on Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2022, at 7 p.m. (ET)/ 4 p.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Thailand’s political economy, society, commerce and regional integration.
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At a Glance

The United States and Thailand celebrated 200 years of bilateral relations in 2018. They have been treaty allies since 1954, one of only five American allies in the Indo-Pacific region. Throughout the period of global expansion by European empire builders, Thailand was the only Southeast Asian country to escape European imperialism. This remarkable feat was achieved by executing a careful diplomatic and commercial balancing act among the global powers, playing the Great Game better than them all. Today, Thailand has a key leadership role in Southeast Asia and finds itself playing the Great Game again, this time a balancing act between the United States and China. Join Tony Zola to learn about Thailand -- its political economy, society, commerce, regional integration, and the realm -- from a resident American who has lived and worked in Thailand and Laos for more than 50 years.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

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