The Board will set policy and future directions of the organization.
Dr. Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo is associate professor and serve as the Head of the Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. She earned her PhD in Regional Planning and Resources Development from abroad. Chantana’s research interest is on non-conventional politics covering development issues, democracy, and peace and conflict resolutions. Her latest work is geared toward resolving protracted violent conflict in the southern most of Thailand and recent political crisis including, among others, political options such as multi-ethnic democracy, decentralization, political tolerance and trust. Her earlier published articles in books were mainly on civil society and social movements in Thailand, human security, gender and development, and local autonomy. Chantana is a member of the strategic non-violent study group and think-tank, and a steering committee member of Food Security Program, a nation-wide network.
Dr. Danny Wong Tze Ken is currently Professor of History at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya where he teaches history of Indochina and Southeast Asia. His research interests include history of Champa, Sabah and the Chinese in Malaysia. He was Visiting Professor at the Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University (2010), Visiting Scholar, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National TsingHua University (2010 & 2011), Visiting Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge University (2008), Visiting Lecturer at Ecoledes Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1998) and Visiting Professor at the Asia-Europe Institute (2008-2012). Among his publications are: Historical Sabah: The War (2010), Memory and Knowledge of the Sea (ed. 2008), The Nguyen and Champa during 17th and 18th Century (2007), Historical Sabah: The Chinese (2005), Historical Sabah: Community and Society (2004), The Transformation of an Immigrant Society: a Study of the Chinese of Sabah (1998) and Vietnam-Malaysia Relations during the Cold War (1995).
Dr. Sri Sunarti Purwaningsih is director of the Research Center for Population, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (PPK-LIPI) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Hoang Anh Tuan (1976) is an Associate Professor of History, Chair of Urban History, and Vice Rector (for Academic Affair and Graduate Studies) at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam National University, Hanoi). He received his Bachelor (1999) and Master (2001) from VNU-Hanoi, Advanced Master (2002) and Doctorate (2006) from Leiden University (Nederland). He is the author of Silk for Silver: Dutch-Vietnamese Relations, 1637-1700 (Brill, 2007) and co-editor of Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1350-1800 (Routledge, 2016). His major research interests include Early-modern Asian-European interactions; Early-modern globalization and the Vietnamese integration; and Vietnamese Urban History.