“Impacts of the 2020-2021 Youth Movement
on the 2023 Thai Election and Beyond”
Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
Associate Professor of Political Science
Amidst the chaotic Thai political situation during the past few decades, the result of the 2023 election and its aftermath amazed many of those who followed it. In understanding the election result and potential future political scenarios, this talk focuses on the role and impacts of younger people and the consequences of the 2020-2021 youth movement on the current political situation. It starts with recapitulating the rise and dynamic of the youth movement between 2020 and 2021. Then, the talk illustrates the post-protest activism and its impact on later political situation. Finally, it proposes the possibilities and potential scenarios of the youth and people movement after the 2023 election and the new governments.
Kanokrat Lertchoosakul is a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University.
This event is free and open to the public. A recording will be available on the CSEAS YouTube channel following the event.