- Non-violence and Peacebuilding
Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand is currently a professor of political science at Thammasat University, Bangkok, and Founder and Director of the Thai Peace Information Centre which conducts studies and activism in relation to the Thai military and social issues. He is also Chairperson of the Strategic Nonviolence Commission in Thailand. Dr. Satha-Anand is an expert on nonviolence theory and activism, and on Islam. For several years, he directed the International Peace Research Association's (IPRA) Commission on Nonviolence and serves on the Scientific Committee of the International University for Peoples' Initiative for Peace (IUPIP) in Rovereto, Italy. Dr. Satha-Anand was the 2012 winner of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize. In 2003, he was nominated to head efforts to reduce violence in southern Thailand as a member of the National Reconciliation Commission and was the key author of its final report to the Royal Thai Government.
Dr. Satha-Anand has published numerous articles and books at home and abroad on the military, alternative defense, religion and peace, Islam and nonviolence, and modern political philosophy. Some of his works have been translated into Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. His latest publications include “The Promise of Reconciliation? Examining Violent and Nonviolent Effects on Asian Conflicts,” (Transaction Publishers, 2016), “Nonkilling Security and the State” (Center for Global Nonkilling, 2013), “Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific,” (Transaction Publishers, 2013).
Ph.D., in Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa.