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Council on Thai Studies Annual Meeting 2020

November 13 – 15, 2020

The Council on Thai Studies (COTS) invites students, scholars and practitioners to attend its 2020 Annual Meeting (COTS 2020), hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University.

COTS 2020 is free and open to the public. This year’s conference will be online via Zoom webinar. To register for individual events during COTS 2020, please visit the schedule page. To register for all COTS 2020 events, please register for the conference by 11:59 p.m. (US CST) on Thursday, November 12.

Welcome Remarks

  • Eric Jones, Ph.D., Acting Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University
  • Robert Brinkmann, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University

COTS 2020 Student Paper Prize

Congratulations to the winners of the COTS 2020 Student Paper Prize!

Graduate Student Paper Prize ($500)

Jasmine An, University of Michigan

Undergraduate Student Paper Prize ($250)

Mathis Lohatepanont, UC – Berkeley


Kanjana Thepboriruk, Ph.D., (กัญจนา เทพบริรักษ์)
Chair, NIU Thai Studies Committee

Conference Schedule


COTS 2020 Virtual Hallway

"Step out" to continue your discussions and connect with colleagues in our virtual hallway!

Enter Hallway

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