Professor Bertel Heurlin ( Denmark)
Jean Monnet Professor of European Security and Integration, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, UCPH, Director of China Security Studies, Centre for Military Studies, UCPH, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of UCPH´s think tank on China
Topic : "The State of the World and the role of Asia”
Asst. Prof. Dale Konstanz (Thailand)
American visual artist and academic, Dale Konstanz, has been based in Bangkok since 2003. He currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Research at Mahidol University International College where he has been teaching in the Fine and Applied Arts Division for the past eleven years. Konstanz's research focuses on popular Thai and street culture, and he has created many academic products and given many talks on these subjects. He is also the author of Thai Taxi Talismans published by River Books in Bangkok. Konstanz holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and his work includes photography, painting, drawing, and video. His work has been featured in numerous publications and his art has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Thailand.
Topic : "The Influence of Thai Culture on Western Art".
Prof. N.S. Cooray (Japan)
Dr. N. S. Cooray is a Professor of Economics at International University of Japan (IUJ). He holds a BA (honours), Diploma in Economic Development, MA and Ph.D., all in economics. He is currently the founding President of the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAC). Cooray was a Visiting Fellow/Researcher at the Tokyo University, Japan; The Australian National University; and University of Sussex, England. As a visiting faculty, he has taught/teach at the University of Colombo, University of Sophia, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), University of Tsukuba, University of Nagoya and Yokkaichi University. He has more than 30 years of teaching, research, training, and administrative experience.