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COPAG : หนังสือเล่มใหม่ พิมพ์โดยวิทยาลัยการเมืองการปกครอง (COPAG)
ซึ่งเป็นการวิเคราะห์ต่อจาก หนังสือเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ : การเมือง เศรษฐกิจ และการต่างประเทศ หลังสิ้นสุดสงครามเย็น ปี 1997-2007 คณะรัฐศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์

  Call for Papers





          A key underlying theme in Magsaysay Awardees : Good Govermance and Transformative Leadership in Aisa is the raising awareness of all scholars, government practitioners, policy makers and students to share their research and knowledge related to governance and leadership and to promote an active brainstorming among universities and institutions connecting the areas.


          The most important lesson learned of the governance and leadership in Asia and Southeast Asia is the Awardees of Ramon Magsaysay Foundation which considered to be an Asian equivalent to the Nobel Prize that give the prize to Asian Individuals or Institutions for an example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. Those awardees work on anti-corruption in public sectors, empowering people in community services, environment protection, peace negotiation, democratization, empowerment in local government, Agriculture fields to achieve better harvests, etc. All of them served more and more people, whether the immediate community or all of society. This is the lesson learned that the people of Asia and Southeast Asia should be realized.


          The challenges of Magsaysay Awardees mentioned above lead to the International Conference of COPAG which provides an interactive platform for scholars to share their researches and knowledge related to good governance and transformative leadership.That is, all good leadership should be a good governance.

Suggested sub-theme for individual and panel presenters  
  • Good Governance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Governance in the social media
  • Leadership
  • Education for citizenship
  • Peace negotiation
  • Democratization
  • Role of mass media and advertising
  • Community development
  • Environmental issues
  • Anti-corruption
  • Public administration / Management
  • Public policy
  • Policy making
  • International relations
  • Transnational issues
  • ASEAN Integration
  • Land Governance

Submission and Review :


All proposals should be submitted to e-mail address: conferencecopag@gmail.com


Keynote Speaker

  - Hon.Mechai Viravaidya (Thailand)  
This conference is designed to attract academics, professionals, think tanks, government agencies and students in sharing their experience and researches that can promote change and development through good governance and leadership in empowering societies for a better Asia and Southeast Asia
The Organizers  

This conference is organized by the College of Politics and Governance (COPAG), Mahasarakham University

1. National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG)
( University of the Philippines-U.P.), Philippines
2. Philippine Society for Public Administration, Philippines
3. Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
4. Western University, Cambodia
5. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM), Malaysia
6. Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Laos , Laos
7. Manipur University, India
8. University of Northern Philippines,Philippines
9. Doshisha University, Japan
10. Korea University, Korea
11. Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
12. Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
13. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University
14. Faculty of Management Science, Prince of Songkla University
15. Faculty of Political Science, Prince of Songkla University
16. Institute of Southeast Asian Maritime States Studies,Prince of Songkla University
17. Public Administration Association of Thailand (PAAT)


Language Presentation :


English / Thai (For Graduate Research presentation) **
Special panels for Thai graduate students are accepted **

Abstract Submission  

Interested presenters may send the abstract and full paper of their papers with their brief profiles to conferencecopag@gmail.com on or before 31 March 2016. Selected authors will be notified by 30 April 2016, and will be invited to contribute full papers with slide presentations due on 31 May 2016

Submission guidelines  
  1. Papers must meet the word limit of 2000-3000 words along with an abstract of 150-200 words.
2. Three to five keywords must be listed at the end of the abstract.
3. The APA reference style is recommended.
4. The TIMES NEW ROMAN font must be used throughout the text.
5. The title of the paper should be in font size 12 (Bold) and should be centered.
6. The names of the authors and their affiliations should be placed below the title of the paper.
7. The names of the authors should be in font size 10 (Bold) and their affiliations should be in font size 10.
8. The subheadings (Bold) and the body of the text should be in font size 10.
9. The abstract should be in font size 10.
10. Line spacing should be “single”. A one-inch margin must be used on all sides.
11. The paper should be submitted only in Microsoft Word format. Please do not submit papers in PDF.
12. Conference papers shall be published in good faith. Hence, the authors are liable in ensuring the originality of the paper.
13. Peer reviewers may edit the manuscripts for clarity and reduce the length of the paper if it exceeds the word limit.
14. Peer reviewers may also alter the title of the paper.
15. Certificates of participation and the conference publication shall be given only to registered delegates.
16. No paper shall be considered for the conference publication after the last date of the submission.
17. All the papers will be published in print and online editions.
Proceedings : Proceedings will be published after the Conference  
Registration Fee ( For All Participants )  



Foreign Participants
         (Non-Students)(Chairpersons, Discussants, Rapporteurs, Presenters)

1,000   THB


Thai Participants
       (Non-Students)(Chairpersons, Discussants, Rapporteurs, Presenters)

500   THB


Thai Students with ID

300   THB


Foreign Students with ID

300   THB


Observers-Thai / International

300   THB


Important Dates  

1 February - 31 March 2016 : Submission of Abstracts and Full Paper
30 April 2016 : Notification of acceptance
31 May 2016 : The 4th International Conference of COPAG

Late date of registration : 30 March 2016
(to be paid at the conference site)
Conference date : 31 May 2016  
Venue : College of Politics and Governance (COPAG), Mahasarakham University  
Airport Transfers :

COPAG will schedule free airport transfers for conference participants from Khonkaen Airport to COPAG, and back



Meals will be served for the participants. Special meals will also be
served for delegates with dietary restrictions

Accommodation and Reservations  

The organizing committee has designated Siam Tarapalace Hotel to accommodate conference participants. Participants are requested to contact the Hotel for advance booking or contact our staff : Ms.Pormolporn Thongroach, e-mail : i_zaap@hotmail.com

Conference Program  
08.00 – 09.00 Registration at COPAG Hall
09.00 – 09.15

- Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- Opening Remarks

Magsaysay Awardees: Good Governance and Transformative Leadership in Asia

09.15 – 09.30      

Introduce Magsaysay Awardees and Chairpersons

09.30 – 10.45      

Keynote Speech
- Hon. Mechai Viravaidya (Thailand)

10.45 – 11.00      

Coffee break
11.00 – 12.15       Honorary Speakers of Magsaysay Awardees
- Hon. Tony Meloto (Philippines)
- Hon. Dr.Cynthia Maung (Myanmar )
- Hon. Sanjiv Chaturvedi (India)
- Commissioner of KPK (Indonesia)

12.15 – 13.30      

Governance and Leadership

13.30 – 15.15      

Parallel Sessions
15.15 – 15.30   Coffee break
15.30 – 17.15      Parallel Sessions
17.15 – 17.30       Summary and Closing Remarks
17.30 – 20.00  Farewell Dinner


Contact Persons  

1. Matthew Forest Taylor +668-7857-4824 e-mail : bertie185@hotmail.com
2. Worachat Rungwiriyawanich  +668-8572-7728
3. Kawin Pimjanna +664-3754-317, +664-3754-137
4. Pormolporn Thongroach +668-5644-1615

e-mail address: conferencecopag@gmail.com
Tel : +6643-754-317 , +664-375-4333 ext. 3751