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Theme: The Space Between

Bangkok, NY, United States
December 2nd, 2012

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About this event

TEDxWomen is a TEDx event hosted by Pat Mitchell and the Paley Center for Media that focuses on women, and women's issues. TEDxLumpini brings this conversation to Bangkok, Thailand, a rich platform for burgeoning issues in the Asia Pacific region. We will host a viewing party of key segments of the TEDxWomen program from Washington, DC. Live talks by dynamic and inspiring local voices will deepen this critical exchange.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunand, M.D
    Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunand, M.D. is the most famous pathologist in Thailand and is the Director of the Central Institute of Forensic Science within the Ministry of Justice. She is a best-selling author, media personality, human rights activist, and cancer survivor. The New York Times called her a “leading voice in the struggle to replace the rule of privilege with the rule of law.”
  • Jetsada “Note” Taesombat
    Jetsada “Note” Taesombat is currently a coordinator at Thai Transgender Alliance (ThaiTGA) as well as a programme assistant for the Southeast Asian Consortium on Gender, Sexuality, and Health Consortium. Working with organizations like the National Human Rights Commission, Note is a leading voice in the campaign for sexual diversity.
  • Dr. Siraya Chunekamrai
    Dr. Siraya Chunekamrai is a Thai animal doctor. She received her Ph.D. in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1989. She runs the Animal Farm Veterinary Hospital in Bangkok and the Horsepital Equine Surgery, the first dedicated equine hospital in Thailand. She is the founder of the Lampang Pony Welfare Foundation and Clinic and was the first Asian woman to serve as Honorary Secretary of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
  • Marcus Prior
    Marcus Prior is the Asia spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) based in Bangkok. He moved to Thailand two years ago after 15 years in Africa, working as a journalist and as a communications specialist in the humanitarian sphere. He was part of WFP’s immediate emergency response teams to both the Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods in 2010.

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Venue and Details

Sofitel So Bangkok
2 North Sathorn Road
6th floor
Bangkok, NY, 10500
United States

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxWomen

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Anne Quito
New York, NY, United States

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