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JFK Foundation donates 500,000 THB for Thanat Khoman Memorial Lecture

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will organize an annual Thanat Khoman Memorial Lecture Series, with support from the John F Kennedy Foundation.

JFK Foundation donates 500,000 THB for Thanat Khoman Memorial Lecture

From left: Ms. Doris Wibunsin, Dr. Subin Pinkayan, and Dr. John Nelson.



A cheque of 500,000 THB was handed over to AIT by the John F Kennedy Foundation of Thailand for organizing the annual event, and the first lecture is scheduled to be organized in February 2018.

Dr. Subin Pinkayan, Chairman, AIT Board of Trustees received the cheque from Ms. Doris Wibunsin, Honorary Treasurer of the John F Kennedy Foundation of Thailand for Thai-American Friendship on 18 July 2017. Attending the cheque handover ceremony was Dr. John Nelson (Vice Chairman of the Board), Mrs. Darlene Nelson; and Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary, AIT.

A former Chairman Emeritus of the AIT Board of Trustees, Dr. Thanat was a former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand.

A prominent scholar associated with a US university or agency will be invited to deliver the lecture. The lectures will be organized at a central location in Bangkok as well as at AIT. Experts from other universities and institutes will also be invited by AIT to collaborate with the lecture series.


From left: Mr. Karma Rana, Ms. Doris Wibunsin, Mrs. Darlene Nelson, Dr. Subin Pinkayan, and Dr. John Nelson.