International Conference

Political Transition, Non-violence and Communication in Conflict Transformation (PNC)

24 – 26 January 2017

Faculty of Communication Sciences, Prince of Songkla University. Pattani Campus


Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Time Agenda Venue
08.00 – 09.00 Registration  Common Area, 1st Floor 
09.00 – 09.10 PNC 2017 Introductory Video Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Faculty of Communication Sciences
09.10 – 09.30 Opening Remarks:
By Mr.Pichit Rerngsangvatana
Vice President, Prince of Songkla University
09.30– 10.00

Keynote Address (1) on “Challenges and Lessons of Moving from an Armed Conflict towards Non-violence”

By Harn Yawnghwe
Executive Director of Euro-Burma Office

10.00– 10.30

Keynote Address (2) on “Leadership, Political Will and EQ - Armed Group Wisdom in South East Asia” 

By Dr.Emma Leslie
Director of Cambodian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

10.30– 10.45 Break Common area,  2nd Floor
10:45 – 12.15

Paper Presentation Session 1:
Political Transition and Transitional Justice

1) The Rewards of Truth Commissions and Other Transitional Justice Processes in an Asian Context 

Dr.Helen Ware

2) Assessing the Implementation of Democracy in West Africa: Is It a Work-In-Progress for a Pride or Otherwise? A Case of Guinea

Ibrahima Lamine Sano,Dr.Ibrahem Narongraksakhet, Sarfee Ardam, and Dr.Abdullai M. Kaba

3) Political Transition in Burma/Myanmar: Status of Rohingya and Other Muslim Minorities

Dr. Mahbubul Haque



1.Dr.Norbert Ropers  2.Dr.Emma Leslie


Dr.Kayanee Chor Boonpan

Room 301

Paper Presentation Session 2:
Southern Thailand Peace Process and Comparative Studies

1) The Comparative Study on the Participation of Civil Society Organizations on the Peace Process, the Cases of Mindanao and Southern Thailand

Fareeda Panjor

2) Northern ‘Troubles’ and Southern ‘Fire’: An Examination of Peace Process in Northern Ireland and Southern Thailand

Dr.Kenneth Houston

3) Peace building Process in Thailand and Myanmar/ Burma: The Dynamic Roles of Muslim Minorities in Conflict Society

Dr. Srisompob Jitpiromsri and Dr. Mahbubul Haque



1.Dr.Patrick Barron  2.Dr.Avila Kilmurray


Dr.Thanruedee Taweekarn

Room 302
12:15-13:30 Lunch Common area, 1st Floor
13:30 – 15:00

Paper Presentation Session 3:
Communication and Media for Peace and Conflict Transformation

1) A Stage for the Unknown? - What Theatre Art Can Bring to Peacebuilding

Anne Dirnstorfer and  Nar Bahadur Saud

2) Reporting of Sectarian Conflict in Pakistan: Analysis through the lenses of Peace Journalism (online presentation)

Dr.Shabir Hussain



1.Dr.Phansasiri Kularb  2.Dr.Ubonrat Siriyuvasak


Dr. Walakkamol Changkamol

Room 301

Paper Presentation Session 4:
Peacebuilding in South Asia

1) Azadi – Call for Self-determination and Political Transition in Kashmir

Ada Dyndo

2) Understanding Grassroots Peacebuilding: Key Lessons from the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Anurug Chakma

3) Infrastructures for Peace and the Role of Peace Services in Nepal

Dr.Maya Bohem, Babu Ram Poudel, Prakash Mani Sharma, and Jeannie Suurmond



1.Dr.Mahbubul Haque   2.Dr.Jason McLeod


Dr.Bussabong Chaijaroenwattana

Room 302
15:00 – 15:15 Break Common area,  2nd Floor
15.15 – 17:00

Public Forum on “Politicization: How can Political Violence be transformed?"

1) Dr.Véronique Dudouet
Programme Director, Agents of Change for Inclusive Conflict Transformation, Berghof Foundation

2) Dr.Ubonrat Siriyuvasak
Communication Specialist

3) Dr.Jason McLeod
Lecturer, University of Queensland

4) Dr. Avila Kilmurray
Former Director of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland 

Moderated by Dr.Norbert Ropers, Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity

Room 103
18.30 – 21.30 Reception (invited guests only) CS Pattani Hotel


Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Time Agenda Venue
08.00 – 09.00 Registration Common Area, 1st Floor
09.00 – 10.30

Paper Presentation Session 5: 

Non-violence and Peace Education

1) Buddhist Theory of Peaceful Co-existence for an Integrated Society

Samantha Ilangakoon

2) Nonviolence Kingian Principles , Peace Education and Peace Counts for ushering Sustainable Peace in Southern Thailand

Dr.Leban Serto

3) Role of Education in Building Peaceful Communities: Hizmet Movement’s Educational Approach in Conflict Areas

Yusuf Can Bektas



1.Dr.Suchart Setthamalinee 2.Dr.Véronique Dudouet


Vasapa Wanichwethin

Room 301

Paper Presentation Session 6:

Politics of Multicultural Society

1) 20 Years of Frozen Conflict: A Comparative Study of Education in Brčko District and Bosnia-Herzegovina (online presentation)

Jusuf Sarancic

2) Multiethnic Society in Malaysia: Learning Lesson of Peaceful Coexistences

Dr.Samart Thongfhua and Hassanee Praprutsujarit

3) Why Monolingual Mind-sets, Linguistic Justice, and Language Policy are All Central to a Peaceful, Political Resolution to Thailand’s Southern Impasse

Christopher M. Joll



1.Dr.Erik Melander  2.Dr.Gothom Areeya 


Emma Potchapornkul

Room 310 
10.30-14.45 Break Common area, 2nd Floor
10:45 – 12.15

Paper Presentation Session 7:

Peace Dialogue and Negotiation in South Sudan, Nepal and Papua

1) Pedestals for Marginalized Voices: Peaceful Negotiation through Civil Society  (online presentation)

Dr.Harriet Lewis 

2) The Campaign of Papua Peace Network (PPN) for Papua Peace Land

Dr.Cahyo Pamungkas

3) Role of Dialogue in Peacebuilding : Promoting Social Harmony and Peace in Nepal

Chiranjibi Bhandari



1. Dr.Eakpant Pidavanija  2. Dr.Anders Engvall


Dr.Wichai Kanchanasuwon

Room 301

Paper Presentation Session 8:
Politics, Conflicts and Transition in the Deep South of Thailand

1) The Emergence of Political Participation in Thailand’s Deep South: The 1975 Pattani Demonstration

Daungyewa Utarasint

2) The Shifting Battleground: Peace Dialogue in Southern Thailand’s Malay-Muslim Conflict

Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat

3)  Dealing With Dangerous “Peace”: Politics of Words in Pa(t)tani “Armed Conflict”

Romadon Panjor



1.Dr.Thanet Arphornsuwan  2.Dr.Mikio Oishi 


Dr.Duanghatai Buranajaroenkij


Room 302
12.15-13.30 Lunch  Common Area, 1st Floor
13.30 - 15:00

Paper Presentation Session 9:

Violence Monitoring and Political Economy

1) Understanding Violence in Southeast Asia: The Contribution of Violent Incidents Monitoring Systems

Dr.Patrick Barron, Dr.Anders Engvall and Adrian Morel

2) Can Chinese Investments Pacify Conflicts— A Case Study of Tasang (Mong Ton/Mai Dong) Dam, Myanma (online presentation)

Yongli Ku

3) Between Commercialisation and Conflict in Myanmar’s Borderlands

Dr.David Brenner



1. Dr.Elin Bjarnegard  2.Dr.Thitiwut Boonyawongwiwat


Apichaya O-In

Room 301

Paper Presentation Session 10:

Politics, Conflicts and Transition in the Deep South of Thailand

1) The Patani Peace Dialogue Process: From TOR(1) to SZ(2)

Abu Hafez Al-Hakim

2) Southern Border Provinces Conflict Resolution Policies

Capt.Jakapong Apimahatham



1.Dr.Chantana WunGeao Bunpasirichote  2.Dr.Napisa Waitoolkiat


Dr.Norbert Ropers

Room 310
15:00-15:15 Break Common area, 2nd Floor
15:15 -17:00

Public Forum on “Knowledge  Pathways to Political Transition in Southern Thailand/Patani Conflict"

1) Romadon Panjor, Deep South Watch

2) Wae-ismael Naesae, Director of People’s College

3) Mathus Anuwasudom, The Office for Peace and Governance, King Prajadhipok’s Institute

4) Arthit Thong-In, Department of Social Science , the College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University

Moderated by Samatcha Nilphatama, Faculty of Communication Science, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus

Room 103
17:00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks Room 103


Thrusday 26 January, 2017

Time Agenda
09.00 – 15.00 Post-Conference Field Trip in Pattani (Natural and Cultural Attractions)