Speaker Date Topic
Larry S. Dohrs Feb 04, 2020 7:00 PM
Biometrics for Good: The Flip Side of a Scary Technology
Biometrics for Good: The Flip Side of a Scary Technology
Venue is the Royal Peninsula Hotel, Chiang Mai
- 5.45 pm if you wish to join dinner
- 7.00 pm meeting starts
- 8.00 pm speaker presents

Larry Dohrs has been visiting, studying, working in and advocating for SE Asia since 1982. He holds an MA in SE Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, is a Visiting Scholar in SE Asian Studies at Texas Christian University, and his words have been published in Time, Newsweek and many other newspapers, magazines and journals. As Vice President, Asia-Pacific for the US based humanitarian nonprofit iRespond, he oversees a number of projects in Thailand and Myanmar (with Bangladesh to be added soon), working on behalf of refugees, migrants, the stateless, the sick, and the disadvantaged.

U Aung So Feb 18, 2020 7:00 PM
Protecting the Vulnerable Humans
Protecting the Vulnerable Humans
Venue is the Royal Peninsula Hotel, Chiang Mai
- 5.45 pm if you wish to join dinner
- 7.00 pm meeting starts
- 8.00 pm speaker presents
 
Born in 1958.
Lived in Mandalay, Yangon and Taunggyi.
Attended Institute of Medicine 1 in Yangon but expelled in third year for participation in student strikes. Also jailed for 5 years. After release, joined the ethnic struggle in Shan State. Fled to Thailand in 2004. Worked for border office of exiled Burmese government till 2012. Also worked for CPPCR since 2005 first as a member of executive board and later as its Director.
Janet Kirwin Mar 03, 2020 7:00 PM
Hairaid - supporting women's employment by hairdressing training
Venue is the Royal Peninsula Hotel, Chiang Mai
- 5.45 pm if you wish to join dinner
- 7.00 pm meeting starts
- 8.00 pm speaker presents
Greg Tyrosvoutis Mar 17, 2020 7:00 PM
Building Bridges for Out of School Migrant Children in Thailand
Building Bridges for Out of School Migrant Children in Thailand
Venue is the Royal Peninsula Hotel, Chiang Mai
- 5.45 pm if you wish to join dinner
- 7.00 pm meeting starts
- 8.00 pm speaker presents

For the past 10 years Greg Tyrosvoutis has worked to support the provision of inclusive, recognized education for migrant, refugee and ethic populations from Myanmar. Greg has held roles as a Teacher, Academic Coordinator, Education Specialist and is currently the Director of TeacherFOCUS. In this role he leads advocacy planning, educational research and resource development for teachers working in 3 parallel education systems: migrant learning centers in Thailand, refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border, and teachers working with ethic education service providers in Myanmar. Greg is passionate about building bridges for underserved populations that will enable them to realize their potential.

Dr. Surat Tanprawate May 19, 2020 7:00 PM
A Practical look at health issues and the latest insights
A Practical look at health issues and the latest insights
Venue is the Royal Peninsula Hotel, Chiang Mai
- 5.45 pm if you wish to join dinner
- 7.00 pm meeting starts
- 8.00 pm speaker presents
 

Dr. Surat Tanprawate

Medical Director of ChivaCare

M.D. Surat Tanprawate is the main medical doctor at ChivaCare, a medical center in Chiang Mai focusing on well-being, medical rehabilitation and prevention.

He is also the Head of the Stroke Unit at the Faculty of Medicine and the Deputy Director of the Center of Medical Excellence, both at Chiang Mai University. He is internationally recognized as an expert on pain, migraine and neurological diseases.

Dr. Surat Tanprawate combines modern and evidence-based medicine with a holistic and person-centered approach. He is particularly interested how physical therapy can help with pain treatment and believes that lifestyle, exercise and sleep – not (only) medication - are key to good health.

 

Dr Lorel Mayberry Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Mooditj and education scholarships for hill tribe young people
Mooditj and education scholarships for hill tribe young people
Venue is the Royal Peninsula Hotel, Chiang Mai
- 5.45 pm if you wish to join dinner
- 7.00 pm meeting starts
- 8.00 pm speaker presents

 

Dr Lorel Mayberry (PhD Sexology, M Ed, PGDip Curriculum & Evaluation, B Ed)

 

Lorel was a participant in a Group Study Professional Exchange (GSE) team in 1994 to Arkansas, USA and has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow. In between Lorel’s Curtin University commitments in sexuality and relationship education, she travels to Northern Thailand working in partnership with Lahu (a hill tribe group) friends to enhance the lives of hill tribe children, and to facilitate SRE. These children are the most vulnerable to the shocking practice of sex trafficking. Lorel is the inaugural president of Borderless Friendship Western Australia (BFWA).

 

BFWA has been supporting children and young people to remain at school and we are thrilled to report that more than 48 young hill tribe people are now studying at university or vocational education in Chiang Mai. A decade ago students were struggling to finish primary school. We are in urgent need of scholarships to support the young people so they can continue their tertiary education. Any assistance with funding is appreciated.

 

Details of BFWA’s work can be found www.borderlessfriendship.org and our Facebook page – Borderless Friendship WA

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