2017 7th International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture

November 2-4, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Dr.Somboon Suksamran
Faculty of Political Science, College of Government, Rangsit University, Thailand


Somboon Suksamran is a Professor of Political Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Sociology from the University of Hull. Dr.Somboon is a Founding President of the Naresuan University (1991-1992). Additionally, he is a former governor of three provinces, Karbi (1997-1998); Mukdahan (1998-1999); and Samut Prakan (1999-2001) respectively. He is currently a Vice President of the Royal Society of Thailand and the Dean of Faculty of Political Science, College of Government, Rangsit University.

His published papers are in the area of political sociology, comparative politics, and political Buddhism. As one of the leading authorities on the relationship between Buddhism and political authority in Thailand, his publications, such as “Political Buddhism in Southeast Asia” (1976); “Buddhism and Politics in Thailand” (1982); “A Buddhist Approach the Development” (1988); and “Buddhism and Political Legitimacy” (1993); are definitely a valuable contribution toward the understanding of Buddhism’s role in the domestic power politics.


Plenary Speaker I

Assoc. Prof. Kasdan, David Oliver
Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, South Korea

Kasdan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Graduate School of Governance at Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his doctorate degree in Public Administration with a specialization in administrative theory. His current research interests have extended to multi-disciplinary subjects, including: behavioral economics, disaster risk management, smart city governance, and broader concerns of social justice. He has dozens of academic article publications in such journals as: Administration and Society, Disaster Prevention and Management, and the Journal of Urban Affairs.