Fukuoka Prize, 2017
Many congratulations to Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr Chris Baker for being awarded this year's Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Prize in Japan.
The lengthy citation commended their remarkable personal and intellectual contribution to a better understanding of Thailand's history, economy, and culture.
Call for educational support for a child refugee aspiring to become a journalist
'Jess M.', whose true name cannot be given for her personal safety, is a 16-year-old refugee who fled her native Pakistan four years ago because of religious persecution. Her father is a journalist, still working in Pakistan, but because of threats, his family has sought asylum in Thailand.
Thailand Foreign Media Accreditation Process
The Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year reviewed the process for accrediting foreign journalists working in Thailand.
Appeal for Blood Donors, blood type: RH Negative, B-
FCCT member David Swartzentruber is due for triple bypass surgery at Chulalongkorn Hospital in September. His RH Negative, B- is rare in Asia, and any potential donors can reach David at 08-4721-0212 or email@example.com.
The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.
Documentary film night and chat with Director : Generation Startup
7pm, Monday June 26, 2017
Synopsis: GENERATION STARTUP captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup.
Documentary Film Night: Iris
7pm, Monday July 3, 2017
Synopsis: IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.
ASIA PREMIERE of the documentary film Sittwe
7pm, Wednesday July 5, 2017
Sittwe is a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma's Rakhine state. The film was banned to premiere at the Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival in Myanmar by government censors.
The film revolves around interviews with two teenagers, a Muslim girl named Phyu Phyu Than and a Buddhist boy named Aung Khan Myint conducted over two years.
Photo Exhibition & Book Signing by Richard Humphries
7pm, Friday July 7, 2017
"Kingdom's Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries' eight year journey documenting Thailand's Deep South region.
Through his book of the same name, and this collection of 15 colour photographs, Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia's deadliest conflict.
Ayutthaya and Writing Thai History Today
from 7pm, Wednesday, 12 July 2017
This event is a launch for A History of Ayutthaya: Siam in the Early Modern World by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, recently published by Cambridge University Press, and a discussion on writing Thailand's history today. Early European visitors counted Ayutthaya alongside China and Indian as the three great power of Asia.
Documentary Film night and chat with Producer: 3 1/2 Minutes Ten Bullets
7pm, Monday July 17, 2017
Synopsis: On November 23, 2012, Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old, and three friends drove into a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla. Davis and his friends got into a verbal altercation with white 45-year-old Michael Dunn, who took issue with the volume of the teenagers' rap music.
When Davis refused to turn down the music, Dunn opened fire on the car of unarmed teenagers.
7pm, Thursday 20 July, 2017
FCCTs next Monthly Pub Quiz night: no entry fee and teams from 4-6 players welcome. Don't have a team? No problem, as we will always have a hodgepodge table for you to join.
Don't forget the next date by marking your calendars for Quiz Night on August 17th
Documentary Film Night: Sriracha
7pm, Monday July 24, 2017
Synopsis: Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic "rooster sauce."
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Documentary Film Night: Resilience
7pm, Monday July 31, 2017
Synopsis: "The child may not remember, but the body remembers."
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.
The Rainbow over the River Kwai
7 pm, Tuesday 29 August, 2017
During W W II the Japanese Imperial Army planned to construct a railway between Thailand and Burma to supply weapons and materials for the invasion of India, as a part of "the Imphal Operation." The British soundly defeated the Japanese at Imhal in 1944. www.historylearningsite.co.
The FCCT clubhouse is a popular venue for third party events - press conferences, book launches, networking lunches etc. If you are interested in hiring the room for all or part of a day, please contact the manager on 02-652-0580
or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflections on the British General Election 2017
The lighter and more serious aspects of the latest British general election
7pm, Wednesday 28 June
Britain's general election on 8 June was the most significant in decades. Against all the odds Jeremy Corbyn managed to create a swing to Labour unsurpassed, even by Tony Blair, since Clement Atlee after World War II.
"Violence Against Children in Southeast Asia"
6 pm, Tuesday July 4, 2017
"Violence Against Children in Southeast Asia" is a booklet which aims to help child rights advocates in the region. It contains global, regional and national facts and figures on the forms of violence and the groups of children who are vulnerable.
CRC Asia will launch the booklet on July 4, 2017 from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Fight Back America: The Way Forward
6pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Meeting of members of Democrats Abroad Thailand and their families, and opportunity for American citizens residing in Thailand to join DAT (free). Others welcome to observe.
Get involved in the fight back against President Donald Trump and his policies which are wrecking the US at home and abroad. Learn how you can play your part while living in Thailand!