August 4, 2014

*New* MAIDS Newsletter

(Issue 14, August 2014)

January 20, 2014

Scholarship Opportunities for Southeast Asian Students: Academic Year 2014-2015

The MAIDS programme works with organizations such as the Siam Cement Foundation, the ASEAN Foundation, Heinrich Boell Stiftung Foundation, Hinrich Foundation, CDSSEA Scolarship and TICA to offer scholarships to Southeast Asian Students.

-Call for Hinrich Foundation Scholarship (2014-15 Academic Year) *UPDATED*

-Call for Heinrich Boell Stiftung Scholarship (2014-15 Academic Year) *UPDATED*

-Call for CDSSEA Scholarship (2014-2015 Academic Year)*UPDATED*

-Call for SCG-AF-MAIDS Scholarship (2013-14 Academic Year)

November 25, 2011

Call for SCG Foundation–AF–MAIDS Scholarships for Academic Year 2012 - 2013

The scholarship is available for candidate from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia

The Crisis Behind The Crisis
Forced Migration as a Consequence of Environmental Change and
Natural Disaster in ASEAN

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October 12, 2010

Call for Heinrich Boll Stiftung Scholarship Applications for Academic Year 2011.

This scholarship is available to indivduals from Burma/Myanmar only.

October 8, 2010

New MAIDS Newsletter

(13th Issue, September 2010)

To view previous issues, please visit our website's newswire page

September 8, 2010

Call for Abstracts

On May 19th - 20th 2011, Thammasat University will host the First International Conference on International Relations and Development. The overarching theme of this conference will be Governance, Human Rights & Development: Challenges for Southeast Asia and Beyond. ICIRD is currently seeking abstract submissions and will be open to receive them until October 30th.

Please take a look at the ICIRD website ( for details! You can also download the Call for Abstracts here.

September 6, 2010

Burma will be holding general elections on November 7th, 2010. If you are interested in viewing the legal documents relevant to the elections or reading some analysis and commentary, please take a look at the following links:

Relevant Legal Documents
- 2008 Constitution
- 2010 Political Parties Registration Law
- 2010 The Union Election Commission Law
- The Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law 
- Region & State Hluttaw Law
- The Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law 

Analysis and Commentary from
- Six Points in Aung San Suu Kyi's Analysis in Rejecting Party Registration 
- Enlisting the Strength of Political Parties 
- Election Law Analysis

May 6th, 2010

The MAIDS application deadline has now passed.

Applicants will be given interview details and admissions results direclty via email.

April 1st, 2010

The MAIDS program has extended its application deadline to April 30th, 2010 in order to accommodate its various scholarship programs. To be fair, we are extending the deadline for all prospective applicants.

Candidates will be given interview dates and details directly via email.

March 15th, 2010

New MAIDS Newsletter

(12th Issue, February 2010)

To view previous issues, please visit our website's newswire page

January 5th, 2010

Call for Applicants!

The Graduate Scholarship Program for Faculty Members from Neighboring Countries

November 26th, 2009

Special Lecture and Roundtable Discussion on: Relationships Between Social Movements and Political Society

December 8th, 2009

Click here for details.

November 5th, 2009

Important scholarship opportunity for MAIDS applicants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar!

The Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium (APSC)

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2009

October 7th, 2009

New MAIDS Newsletter (11th Issue, Sept 2009)

To view previous issues, please visit our website's newswire page

June 16th, 2009

2009-2010 Acceptances

The list of acceptances to the 2009-2010 MAIDS program has been finalized. Congratulations to all applicants!

Click here for the list of successful applicants and other important admissions details. Successful applicants will receive a follow-up email tomorrow.

March 26th, 2009

The MAIDS programme is now recruiting for the position of Programme Coordinator. The application deadline is Thursday April 30th, 2009.

READ MORE about the MAIDS Programme Cordinator position including job description, qualifications, salary and benefits.

January 22nd, 2009

MAIDS Newsletter
(10th Issue, January 2009)

To view previous issues, please visit our website's newswire page

January 19th, 2009

2009-2010 MAIDS Scholarship Programmes:

1. SCG Foundation Scholarship Programme (recently updated)

2. AF-MAIDS Scholarship Programme





















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Welcome to MAIDS


Call for 2015-2016 Applications:

Call for 2015-2016 Applications:

Master of Arts in International Development Studies

Application period:

November 1st, 2014 – March 31st, 2015

Selection announcement: May 30th, 2015

First trimester: August 2015 – November 2015

Second trimester: December 2015 – March 2016

Third trimester: April 2016 – August 2016

The information about courses and finance Please click here.

You can download the application form here.

For more information please contact

MAIDS office at +66 2 218 7313.
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“Rights-based governance beyond borders”The role of extraterritorial obligations (ETOs).

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 9:00 – 17:00, September 2nd 2014

Chumpot Pantip Conference Room,
4th Floor, Prajadhipok Rambhai-Barni Building

Co-organized by: the ETO Consortium; MA in International Development Studies (MAIDS) program, Chulalongkorn University; Focus on the Global South; the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development; and the Stockholm Environment Institute

Many States globally and in Asia still interpret their human rights obligations as being applicable only within their own borders. This has led to gaps in human rights protection in various international political processes including: lack of accountability of transnational corporations; the absence accountability of Intergovernmental Organizations, in particular international financial institutions; and a failure to apply human rights law to investment and trade rules, policies and disputes. Recent developments in international human rights treaty law, as analyzed in the Maastricht Principles, demonstrate the legal foundations that require states to acknowledge the extra-territorial obligations.

This international conference brings together academia, civil society organizations, UN and government institutions to discuss the implementation, challenge and prospects for extraterritorial obligations globally and in Southeast Asia. The conference will share lessons on the implementation of ETOs in Asia and globally, and explore their role in rights-based national and global governance.

The conference keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Mahidol University, Thailand, and former Thai representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
  • Dr. Cephas Lumina, Extra-Ordinary Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria, and former UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

The full conference program can be downloaded here. For inquires please contact:




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*NEW* 6 Scholarship Grants for Vietnamese and Thai Students

(Deadline: 16 June 2014)

MAIDS program at Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University offers a special track or concentration of elective subject courses focused on urban water management and climate change. This will be covered in a total of 12 credits offering of four elective courses.  

Subject themes to be covered in these elective courses include water and climate change in cities (urbanisation and water governance; water stress, vulnerability and adaptation; and gender and water management), and urban water systems and resilience building (urban flood management, waste water management, and water supply and sanitation system). These courses will emphasise application and problem-solving in the urban water sector, to be taught by a combination of academic experts and practice resource persons in specific fields.

Who can apply for IDRC scholarship ?

IDRC Scholarship covers Registration and Tuition Fees for student enrolling in

Full Course of MAIDS Program with Specialization in urban water management and climate change.

Applicants should fulfill the following requirements.

1. S/he should pass all the basic requirements admission to the MAIDS program.

2. S/he should be a citizen of Vietnam or Thailand.

3. S/he should be currently employed in government, NGO organisations, and public universities whose units have a mandate and/or involved in water and climate change as a policy and planning field or are engaged in or developing practical intervention programs on these issues.

6 Scholarship Grants are available for Vietnamese and Thai students who are interested in studying this special track at MAIDS can fill out MAIDS Application Form:

You can download the application form here.

The information about courses and finance Please click here.

and submit to <> and <>, by 16 June 2014.



Call for 2014-2015 Applications:

Master of Arts in International Development Studies

Application period:

Round I: November 1st, 2013 - December 31st, 2013

*Round II: February 1st, 2014 - March 31st, 2014*

Selection announcement: May 30th, 2014

Programme commencement: August 11th, 2014

First trimester: 11 August 2014 - 29 November 2014
Second trimester: 8 December 2014 - 28 March 2015
Third trimester: 7 April 2015 - 7 August 2015

The information about courses and finance Please click here.

You can download the application form here.

For more information please contact

MAIDS office at +66 2 218 7313.
or e-mail: /

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Scholarship opportunities for 2014-2015 academic year at Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) programme at Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.

MAIDS works with organizations such as Heinrich Boell Stiftung Foundation, Hinrich Foundation, CDSSEA Scholarship to offer scholarships to Southeast Asian Students.

Hinrich Foundation Scholarship (2014-15 Academic Year):

Heinrich Boell Stiftung Scholarship (2014-15 Academic Year):

CDSSEA Scholarship (2014-15 Academic Year):
*CDSSEA Deadline extended until 30 April 2014*


A Leading Hub in Southeast Asia for International Development Studies

The International Development Studies programme is the first of its kind at Chulalongkorn University and quite unique in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. This programme is one of the first in Southeast Asia to offer multidisciplinary training in international development; integrating academic, technical, managerial, and professional training, with a particular focus on policy.

The MAIDS programme, currently offering a one-year Master of Arts degree, is designed for postgraduate students, NGO workers, international organisation employees, and junior to mid-level government officials with experience in development work. The programme is taught in English to students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.

Students also benefit from an annual series of public lectures, which are organized through special training sessions and events, such as the Greater Mekong Sub-region on Human Security - with a special focus on Human Trafficking - sponsored by the Thai Commission for UNESCO.

The International Development Studies programme at Chulalongkorn University is new, promising, and seeks to become a central forum for interaction on development and globalization in Southeast Asia.



The ambition of the book is to envisage a human security framework interpreted and situated in the Asian context. Rather than focus on the concept of human security for a theoretical debate, this book has a different agenda. It examines how the concept, as defined by the UN Commissioners, has been intergrated in to existing structures of governance in the Asian region in an attempt to capture the progress of a decade of implementation. The diversity in the region in terms of culture, democratic politics, and economic growth within an emerging regional market, provides a fertile ground for exploring experimentations with the human security frameworks.

1.Transcending Traditional Security

-Human Security in Southeast Asia: Changing Security Norms and Mechanisms in ASEAN?

-From State to Human Security: Implications for Security Sector Reform in the Philippines

-Multiple Vulnerability in an Agrarian Setting: An Indian Perspective of Human Security

2.Rediscovering Human (In)Securities

-Food Security in India: An Examination of Availability and Safety Dimension

-Human Security and the Case of Farmers'Sucides in India: An Exploration

-Is Human Security in Sri Lanka Declining? A Case Study of Human Security in Tsunami and War-Affected Areas in Sri Lanka

3.Human Security in Practices

-Towards Governance Reform: A Critical Review of Foreign Assistance to Burma

-Shaping Human Security in ASEAN: Transnational NGOs'Contributions

-Mainstreaming Human Security Education and Research: Lessons from the Networking Activities in Japan



Global and Regional Studies : A New Knowledge Agenda in a Globalizing World

First Annual Global and Regional Studies Conference, Chulalongkorn University 

September 11-12, 2012

Saranithet Conference Room, Mian Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University


Chulalongkorn University  Committee on Global & Regional Studies  
Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) program, Institute of Asian Studies and Social Research Institute (CUSRI), Chula Global Network

The 21st Century has witnessed remarkable global shifts of economic and political power from West to East. A multi-polar world is emerging that is accompanied by new networks and relationships between people, nations and regions. The growing prosperity of Asia has led many to  label the 21st Century the ‘Asian Century.’ These fast-paced economic, technological and social transformations are occurring, however, within a world of global imbalances, inequalities, ecological limits, and uncertainties.  The swift changes are reinforcing or creating new risks that challenge global, regional and national governance institutions to keep pace, in particular when confronted by existing system imbalances between social and human versus economic and technological forces.

Creating sustainable future requires that knowledge fragmentation be overcome between and within the natural and social sciences and their multitude of disciplines, as well as divisions across borders. Strategic, inter-/ trans-disciplinary research that is relevant, timely and usable is needed to strengthen knowledge of social-environmental risks emerging from regional and global change and to provide support for policy development and action cope with change that has become unavoidable. Trends towards regionalism, including within ASEAN, underscore the importance regional studies, whilst the emergence of a multi-polar world and ongoing processes of globalization emphasizes the need to connect and catalyze global studies with regional studies.
Universities hold a great responsibility to the present and future generations, to solving contemporary challenges through high-quality research, to convening forums on critical themes, to ensuring life-long transformative learning. Universities, as knowledge institutions and as social institutions, must also be publicly engaged and can inform and facilitate constructive dialogue, build partnerships between diverse interests in society, and provide a platform for democratic process.

This Conference intends to provide a forum for university-wide dialogue between Chulalongkorn University’s area study programs and thematic research clusters, together with a broader array of partner institutions, to catalyze knowledge, promote trans-disciplinary learning, identify collaborative regional-to-global research themes, and support the development of a globally-oriented knowledge strategy.

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