Introducing… The Team of Thailand

ASEAN Centre invites all the participants of the first Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit to get acquainted with the team of Thailand.

Kuboon Charumanee is a lecturer of international relations at College of Politics and Governance, Mahasarakham University, Thailand. She received her M.A. in Southeast Asian studies, and her thesis was about Greater Mekong-Subregion economic cooperation, from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

After three years as a full time lecturer, Kuboon decided it was time for a change of scenery, perspective to knowledge and further her study at School of International Relations, Political Problems in International Relations and Global Development, St. Petersburg State University, Russia Federation, with kindly supporting grants from Thai and Russian Governments.

Kuboon is actively participating in many conferences and always welcome to collaborate with Russians and colleagues from other countries in order to contributing and sharing points of view as well as developing her papers and dissertation which focusing on Russia's integration into Asia and Pacific region through APEC. She can be contacted at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Akkanut Wantanasombut

Akkanut grew up in Bangkok. After receiving his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Srinakarinwirot University in 2002, he was active in various industries, such as construction, electronic, automotive, restaurant, and import-export. His career led him to travel throughout the Asian region and brought about a growing interest in the societies and cultures of his neighboring countries.

He went back to school at Chulalongkorn University in 2011, where he is currently pursuing his M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies. Akkanut’s thesis research about the smuggling trade on the Thai-Myanmar border, the so-called “Ant Army”, was accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK in September 2012. He also presented a paper about the Rohingya at the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at University of Oxford early this year. Akkanut’s general research interest lies in the historical and contemporary Myanmar.

Adul Kamlaithong

Adul is a third–year on Post-graduate program of “International Political Processes”, School of Political Science, from which he has also received his master degree.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies from Thammasat University, Thailand. During his undergraduate, Adul participated in many cultural programs of Russian studies in Thailand. He also worked as a team interpreter for Athletic association of Thailand, in which head coach is Russian.

After undergraduate he was granted scholarship by Russian government to study master degree and post-graduated in Saint Petersburg state university. Now he is doing his dissertation on Relations between Russia and ASEAN.

Adul hopes to deepen his knowledge and experience in Russia, especially; Russian language, politics, culture and history in order to understand Russia and its people more. He plans to be a specialist on Russian studies in Thailand and share his experience to Thai people by writing books about Russia.

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Jiraporn Treewisessorn

Jiraporn is a third-year postgraduate student on PhD program in Ural federal university named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg. Her specialty is the modern and contemporary history. Her dissertation research focuses on contemporary topics related to Russian-Thai relations, cooperation between Russia and the Association of South-East Asian Nations, Russia's role in APEC and ASEAN. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies from Thammasat University, Thailand. And also she has a Master’s degree in International relations from Ural State University (at present - Ural Federal University), Ekaterinburg.

During her studies, Jiraporn participated in several conferences, in Moscow, St. Petersburg and in Ekaterinburg. Several times she participated and took part in discussions with professors in ASEAN Centre in MGIMO for further cooperation in the field of research and expertise. Moreover, she also actively cooperates with several universities and institutes in Ekaterinburg.

During the time spent in Russia Jiraporn hopes to improve her knowledge of Russia. She hopes to gain experience in the field of International Relations, where Russia also plays an important role, Russian politics, economy and culture.

In addition, she hopes to improve her Russian language, and understand more the Russian view in Real Russia.

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Kanawat Suwannin

Kanawat is a first-year student on the Master’s program “Russian Culture and the Arts: Traditions and Modernity”. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies from Thammasat University, Thailand.

During his undergraduate studies, Kanawat participated in two exchange programs at St Petersburg State University. Before embarking on his Master’s studies, he spent a year studying Russian at MGIMO.

Moreover, he is one of the founders of www.pairussia.com, which provides information on every aspect of Russian life for Thai people.

Kanawat hopes to deepen his knowledge of Russia during his time in MGIMO. He hopes to gain experience in Russian politics, public administration and culture. Most importantly, he hopes to improve his command of the Russian language, and understand the Russian mentality.

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Nazarra Chirakajonwongse

Nazarra is a second-year student on the international Master’s program “Politics and Economics in Eurasia” at MGIMO. Prior to her coming to Russia, she spent a few years in the United Kingdom, where she received her Bachelor’s degree on “Politics, Psychology and Sociology” from University of Cambridge.

During her undergraduate studies, Nazarra backpacked with her friend to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg for a week. She fell in love with Russia’s snow-covered cityscape and beautiful arts. Her impression of Russia during her travel is one of the factors that influenced her decision to come to Moscow.

Apart from the obvious academic advantages of studying in a Russian university, having a closer outlooks of Russian and Eurasian politics and economics, Nazarra hopes she could broaden her understanding of Russian arts and culture. She also managed to fulfill one of her travel goal, travelling from Moscow to her hometown in Thailand by land.

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