Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summerschool 2018, Open for Registration

Healing the Earth, Healing Society, Healing Self

21 July – 4 August 2018

The Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summerschool (CURLS) is an initiative of  the School for Wellbeing Studies and Research and four partners: 1. Chulalongkorn University (CU), with city-campus in Bangkok, the oldest university of Thailand; 2. Royal University of Bhutan (RUB)with colleges spread over the country and headquarters in Thimphu; 3. the Right Livelihood College (RLC) with ‘campuses’ worldwide and its headquarters in Bonn, Germany; and 4. Sathirakoses Nagapadipa Foundation (SNF), established by Sulak Sivaraksa in 1968, Bangkok.

Right Livelihood Award laureates who contributed to CURLS are: Sulak Sivaraksa (host), Vandana Shiva,Helena Norberg Hodge, Hans R. Herren, Anwar Fazal, Bill McKibben, Walden Bello, GRAIN (Kartini Samon) and Nicanor Perlas.

The Right Livelihood public lecture 2018 will be delivered by Nnimmo Bassey, Nigeria, Right Livelihood Award laureate 2010.

The Somath Somphone public lecture will be held annually to honour Sombath Somphone, founder of PADETC and Magsaysay Award laureate from Laos, who became a victim of forced disappearance in December 2012. The tradition to explore the continuation of his work will be initiated by Daw Seng Raw Lahpai, Myanmar, with an introduction by Shui-MengNg, Lao PDR, wife of Sombath Somphone.

CURLS 2018 will start in Bangkok at the green city-campus of Chulalongkorn University. The campus provides a platform for critical academic analysis and new impulses for civil society impact; followed by an excursion to a rural area of interest.

This year the excursion brings the group to the Chiang Dao region, 70 km north of Chiang Mai city, North of Thailand. It is a region of limestone mountains and protected forests – the original territory of indigenous people. Here Seven Arts Inner Place of art therapist Anupan Pluckpankhajee and the Makhampom art and theatre centre are situated offering challenging perspectives on self-education, social healing, reconnection with Mother Earth and advocacy for Earth Rights.

After this experiential learning journey CURLS 2018 participants return to the Bangkok for their project presentations during the final session at the Chulalongkorn University campus also including the Sombath Somphone public lecture.

Right Livelihood Public Lecture 2018 
Saturday 21st July, 2018 13:00 – 16:30 hours
at Chumpoth Pantip Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University

“Mother Earth needs to be healed, society requires radical transformation but we can only make change happen when we start with our own simple selves and the mindsets that cause the challenges of the 21st century.”

Director Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF);former chairperson, Friends of the Earth International

Special Sombath Somphone Public Lecture and Dialogue
“ Responses to Historic and Contemporary Social Challenges”
Thursday 2nd August 2018 13:00 – 14:30, Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, 8th Floor
Chulalongkorn University

Introductions by
Shui Meng Ng, Laos/Singapore
and Pracha Hutanuwatra, Thailand, Buddhist Leadership Training Program, the INEB Institute

Special Sombath Somphone Public Lecture and Dialogue
“ASEAN Responses to Historic and Contemporary Social Challenges
with Lahpai Seng Raw, Ramon Magsaysay Award Laureate
Founder of Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar together with Dr. Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University and Participants CURLS 2018 Summerschool

The theme of CURLS annual summerschool this year raises the question how we can develop a healing approach to the major challenges of our time: climate change, economic inequality and loss of cultural integrity. Both in the specific context of South East Asia as well from the global perspective. What does it mean to become “healers” in terms of self-education and advocacy? The lecture will be held in honor of wisdom leader Sombath Somphone, Laos.

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