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SEI joins international seminar to celebrate 50th anniversary of Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI)

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI), SEI’s Diane Archer and Raja Asvanon will be speakers at an international seminar on 23 April.

22 to 23 April 2024

Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) is one of Chulalongkorn University’s and Thailand’s earliest research institutes on the social sciences. Originally founded under the Faculty of Political Science in 1967, it was subsequently promoted to an independent institute in accordance with the Royal Decree on the Establishment of the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute on 22 April 1974. The primary objective of CUSRI is conducting research to meet the needs of Thailand’s national development efforts with social science research as its basis.

SEI will join the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of CUSRI that include a Buddhist ceremony, launch of new initiatives for knowledge and innovation, and an international seminar on why social research matters. SEI Asia is an affiliate of CUSRI and Chulalongkorn University.

Day 1 – Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of CUSRI

  • Congratulations and Buddhist religious ceremony
  • Welcome by CUSRI Director

  • Afternoon tea talk: “I remember Chula” and we remember them

Day 2 – Launch of new centers and international seminar

  • Welcome by CUSRI Director
  • The new journey and the launch of new centers: Social Innovation Center, CUSRI Academy and Social Data Platform Center
  • Inside and insight: Annual review of our deep research
  • 10.00 am – International seminar (in English): “Making social research matter: how co-production of knowledge can create social transformation in the age of radical disruption”

How to attend

If you wish to join the event on 23 April virtually, please visit the link below.

Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) Facebook page

SEI participants

Diane Archer


SEI Asia

Raja Asvanon


SEI Asia

Niall O’Connor

Centre Director

SEI Asia

Profile picture of Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa
Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa

Deputy Director, SEI Asia

SEI Asia

Rajesh Daniel

Head of Communications, SEI Asia


SEI Asia

Variya Plungwatana

Communications Assistant


SEI Asia

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