Rethinking Conceptions of Borders in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Interview With Chayan Vaddhanabhuti (RCSD)

  • Napakadol Kittisenee Chiang Mai University, Thailand & Spirit in Education Movement, Cambodia

Abstract

Dr. Chayan Vaddhanabhuti is Director of the Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Thailand. The RCSD was established in 1998 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, in response to the need for integration of social science and natural science knowledge in order to gain a better understanding of sustainable development in upper Mainland South-East Asia. Chayan Vaddhanabhuti has long been dedicated to the fi eld of social sciences, development issues, and engaged himself extensively with ethnic groups both within Thailand and beyond. In this interview he introduces the work of RSCD and discusses the changing perceptions of the concept of ‘border’ in the context of Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Author Biography

Napakadol Kittisenee, Chiang Mai University, Thailand & Spirit in Education Movement, Cambodia

At the time of the interview Napakadol Kittisenee was a research fellow at the Regional Centre for Social Science
and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Currently he is working as a project coordinator at
the NGO Spirit in Education Movement (SEM), Cambodia.

Published
2011-12-30
How to Cite
Kittisenee, N. (2011) “Rethinking Conceptions of Borders in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Interview With Chayan Vaddhanabhuti (RCSD)”, Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 4(2), pp. 314-324. Available at: https://aseas.univie.ac.at/index.php/aseas/article/view/2528 (Accessed: 22January2020).