International Affairs

Kevin Downey

Assistant Professor.Dr.Janjira Sombatpoonsiri
Address: Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, Bangkok 10200
Telephone: 02-613-2315
Fax: 02-613-2315
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Courses Taught:

Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction, Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University, 2009-2012
MA in International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution (Executive Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement), University of Queensland, 2007-2008
BA in International Relations (First class honors), Thammasat University, 2001-2004

The politics of nonviolent resistance
Humanitarian intervention and Responsibility to Protect
Human Security
State responses to street protests / 'crowd control'
Collective emotions and their politicisation

Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Humor and Nonviolent Struggle in Serbia (New York: Syracuse University Press, forthcoming in 2015).
Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, “Book review: When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military (Surrey: Ashgate, 2014),” in European Review of International Studies (January 2015).
Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, “Countering state terror and retaliation with nonviolent humour: Thai Red Shirts’ protests after the 2010 crackdown,” Songklanakarin Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (forthcoming).
Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, “Laughing with Tears: ‘Red Sunday’s playful nonviolent actions,” Journal of Peace & Policy (forthcoming in 2015).

PO 271 Introduction to International Relations
PO 280 International Politics: Theories and Case Studies
PO 387 European Affairs
PO 394 Strategic Studies and International Security
PO 488 Seminar: Problems on International Conflicts and Resolution