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Surin Pitsuwan

Surin Pitsuwan, Thai international organization official. Decorated Knight Grand Cordon Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant; fellow, Winston S. Churchill Association, Rockefeller Foundation, Higher Institute Islamic Research, Cairo, American Political Science Association, 1983-1984.

Background

  • Pitsuwan, Surin was born on October 28, 1949 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science cum laude, Claremont Men's College, California, 1972. Master of Arts in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982.

    Career

    • Columnist Nation and Bangkok Post, Thailand, 1975—1992. Lecturer, faculty political science Thammasat University, Thailand, 1978—1983, 1984—1986, academic assistant to dean, faculty political science, 1978—1986, vice rector academic affairs. Intern United States Republican Geraldine A. Ferraro, 1983-1984.

      Staffer Senate Republican Conference, 1984. Lecturer Southeast Asian affairs American University, Washington, 1984. Member of Parliament, Nakorn Sri Thammarat House of Representatives, Thailand, secretary to the speaker, 1986, secretary to deputy minister interior.

      Deputy minister foreign affairs Government of Thailand, 1992—1995, minister foreign affairs, 1997—2001. Member United Nations Commission on Human Security, 2001—2003, World Commission on the Social Dimension Globalization, 2002—2004. Member of Parliament National Legislation Assembly.

      Secretary general Association Southeast Asian Nations, Jakarta, Indonesia, since 2008. Former deputy leader Democrat Party, Thailand. Member National Reconciliation Commission, Thailand.

      Advisor International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, 1999—2001. Chair, ministerial meeting and the regional forum Association Southeast Asian Nations, 1999—2000. Member Wise Men Group Henri Dunant Center Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, 2002—2004.

      Advisory board United Nations Human Security Trust Fund, International Crisis Group. International academic advisor Oxford University Center Islamic Studies. Advisor Leaders Project.

      Member, 1440 Ampere-hour (2020) Vision Commission Islamic Development Bank.

    Religion

    Denomination: Muslim

    Connections

    • Married Alisa Ariya.
    • spouse: Alisa Ariya.
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    Born October 28, 1949
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    • 1972
      Claremont Men's College
    • 1974
      Harvard University
    • 1982
      Harvard University
    • 1975 - 1992
      Columnist Nation and Bangkok Post
      Thailand
    • 1978 - 1983
      lecturer
      Thailand
    • 1983 - 1984
      intern, United States Republican Geraldine A. Ferraro
    • 1984 - 1986
      lecturer
      Thailand
    • 1984
      lecturer, Southeast Asian affairs American University
      Washington, United States
    • 1984
      staffer Senate Republican Conference
    • 1986
      Member, of Parliament
      Thailand
    • 1992 - 1995
      deputy minister foreign affairs Government of Thailand
    • 1997 - 2001
      deputy minister foreign affairs Government of Thailand
    • 2001 - 2003
      member, United Nations Commission on Human Security
    • 2002 - 2004
      member, United Nations Commission on Human Security
    • 2008
      secretary, general Association Southeast Asian Nations
      Jakarta, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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