Thursday, 26 November


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Emeritus Professor Surichai Wun'gaeo


Opening Thoughts

Dr. Amara Pongsapich & Ms. Shui Meng Ng


Plenary Panel

Evolving the State of the Art: Insider Peace Mediation & Building

Facilitator: Dr. Norbert Ropers

Speakers: Christian Vertucci, Maung Maung Yin, Viktor Biak Lian



Past Rotary International President Bhichai Rattakul

Celebration Lunch (by invitation only)


Breakout Sessions

Women in Peacebuilding

Facilitator: Ms. Jane Murutu

Speakers: Ms. Angkhana Neelapaijit, Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja, Dr. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, Dr. Triveni Goswami Vernal

Community Mediation

Facilitator: Ms. Martine Miller

Speakers: Dr. Gothom Arya, Mr. Karangathi Njoroge, Ms. Maria Lourdes A. Arcenas, Mr. Savath Meas

Community Peacebuilding

Facilitator: Dr. Kishu Daswani

Speakers: Superintendent Charlie Allen, Ms. Claudia Elizabeth Hernandez Soriano, Dr. Erinma Bell, Ms. Panthip Patchmak, Ms. Preeda Kongpan

Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding

Facilitator: Dr. Janjira Sombatpoonsiri

Speakers: Mr. Artef Sohko, Ms. Malaka Samara, Mr. Wisdom Addo, Ms. Patricia Shafer


Innovation Labs

Share peacebuilding challenges & hear ideas


Concluding Remarks & Overview of Day 2


Asia Premiere Documentary Film Screening

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll

Friday, 27 November


Welcome & Brief Overview of Day 2


Keynote Speech

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed

The Role of Soft Power in Peacebuilding: Opportunity & Challenges for Asia


Plenary Panel

Migration & Refugee Movement: ASEAN & Global Perspectives

Facilitator: Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Speakers: Dr. Abu Tahay, Mr. Anoop Sukumaran, Ms. Dimitria Clayton, Ms. Lisa Craig, Mr. Sompong Srakaew


Lunch Break


Breakout Sessions

Radicalization: Towards a De-Radicalization Appproach

Facilitator: Dr. Chantana Wun'gaeo

Speakers: Mr. Mana Tun, Ms. Martine Miller, Mr. Will Plowright, Mr. Don Pathan

Peace, Conflict, & Health

Facilitator: TBD

Speakers: Dr. Cynthia Maung, Dr. Bhimsen Devkota, Ms. Helen Tanner, Dr. Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong

Creativity & Technology in Peacebuilding

Facilitator: Dr. Tom Woodhouse

Speakers: Ms. Katrina Lewis, Mr. Pradit Prasartthong, Dr. Hayley Linthwaite, Mr. Youk Chhang

Development & Peacebuilding

Facilitator: Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn

Speakers: Ms. Jane Murutu, Ms. Maiden Manzanal-Frank, Ms. Pianporn Deetes, Ms. Valerie Zirl


Action Planning Sessions: Innovating Peace from Theory to Collaborative Action


Plenary: Sharing of Action Plans for Deepened Collaborative Engagement


Concluding Remarks

Speaker: M.R. Kalaya Tingsabadh, PhD

Check out our Alumni Video Spotlight Series to hear stories from our alumni about their experience as a Rotary Peace Fellow and after.

Keep a lookout for our 10th anniversary publication, which will include papers and essays from the conference and from additional alumni highlighting their peacebuilding experience and how they have bridged the gap between theory and practice.  The full publication will be available online on this page.

Follow all the news on social media, #rotarychula10.


The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University is celebrating its 10th year anniversary! 

Rotary Peace Center

at Chulalongkorn University