Who Are We?
Advocating peaceful international relations, internalized human rights and sustainable development in Southeast Asia through academic cooperation
Launched in 2010, the ICIRD Knowledge Network is a platform for academic cooperation between four of Thailand’s foremost providers of research and higher education, namely the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, the Master of Arts program in International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University, the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, the Regional Center for Social Sciences and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chiang Mai University and the School of Social Innovation, Maw Fah Luang University. These four institutions are loosely affiliated in a knowledge sharing network in order to establish Thailand and its universities as a venue for international scholarly exchange and academic networking among renowned scholars around the world.
The vision of the ICIRD knowledge sharing network, with a focus on the fields of International Relations, International Development Studies, and Human Rights in Southeast Asia, is:
• A culture of open and collaborative research and knowledge sharing between scholars, practitioners and policy makers as a foundation for peaceful, democratic,
sustainable, and fair societies
• The production of scholarly research that is reflexive, ethical and truthful by universities and research institutes within Southeast Asia towards social justice and
• An active, empowered and supported network of Southeast Asian scholars with a close and constructive relationship with policy makers, practitioners,
and civil society
The name of the network stems from its first joint activity, the annual International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD)
For the details of activities and programs carried out under the ICIRD Knowledge Network, please visit “ICIRD Activities” in this website.