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2019/3/27-29_Malee Sunpuwan系列演講_ ENGLISH_朝向亞際平等共享社會:公民參與、法律商榷、社會藝術介入、跨地連結

  • 2019-03-22

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Title:Film Screening and After-Screening Discussion:Poor Folk    

Time:2019/03/27 16:00-18:30
Venue:Room 106A, HA2 Bldg, NCTU 

Commentators:
MaleeSunpuwan (Assistant Professor, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand)
Chao Chung-chi (Assistant Professor, Center For Southeast Asian Studies, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan )

Malee Sunpuwan : Malee Sunpuwan has been involved in migration and health research for more than 10 years. She has a bachelor degree in nursing, master degree in population and social research and doctoral degree in demography.  She served as a professional nurse and worked with local and international NGOs where works involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and migrants’ health. Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University. Her research interests include migration and health. The recent research includesa study on Thai public opinions toward Myanmar refugees and displaced persons, appropriate health system for migrants and the collaboration research project on International Marriage and Labour Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region.

CHAO Chung-Chi, assistant professor, Department of Southeast Asian Studies at National Chi Nan University. He acquired his PhD from the Department of Sociology at National Taiwan University. He used to work as writer for the Rhythm monthly, visiting fellow to Focus on the Global South, expatriated volunteer for refugee assistance in Thai-Myanmar Border, news translator. His research interests are nationalism and ethnic conflict, multiculturalism, refugees and humanitarian assistance. 


Title:Perceptions of Thais Towards Refugees and Migrants from Myanmar
Time:2019/03/29 14:00-17:00
Venue:Room 106A, HA2 Bldg, NCTU

 

Speaker:MaleeSunpuwan (Assistant Professor, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand)

Thailand has been a destination for refugees, displaced persons, and migrant workers for three decades. There are hundred thousands of refugees living in 9 camps located along the border and about 10,000 living in urban settings. It is also estimated that about 4 million migrants are legally and illegally staying in Thailand. Survey of Thai public opinion towards refugees and migrant workers from Myanmar conducted in four provinces on the Thailand-Myanmar border showed that the public was highly concerned with security issues and that the majority of the Thais surveyed believe that refugees and migrant workers posed a threat to public safety and might carry diseases. Respondents also saw refugees and migrants as competing for jobs and national resources with native Thais. Those who lived closer to the refugee camps, who are rural residents, generally had more positive views of migrants and refugees than those in urban areas located farther from the camps. These results will be discussed in terms of what perspectives that would help to dispel misperceptions and improve the integration of refugees and migrants into Thai society.


* English speech, 英文演講

經費來源: 高等教育深耕計畫─特色領域研究中心計畫:「衝突、正義、解殖:亞際社會批判研究」 
主辦單位: 國立交通大學/台聯大系統文化研究國際中心、交通大學社會與文化研究所、亞際文化研究國際碩士學位學程(台灣聯合大學系統)

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