Thailand Talks: A Platform for Discussions
What is Thailand Talk?
Amidst the current political climate, it's all too easy to find ourselves confined within our own political echo chambers. Thailand Talks serves as a vital bridge, offering individuals with diverse viewpoints a space to engage in open and meaningful discussions, share their thoughts, beliefs, and unique perspectives.
This year, we will be holding a special event which will allow our participants to experience the art of asking questions, showcase their unique perspectives, and search for the perspectives of others to enhance mutual understanding through the 'Talk to Transform' game.
Last year, Mr. Frederic Spohr, head of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) at the time, said he was quite optimistic that the project will work since it has proved to be successful in many other countries
“People may have different ideas or political opinions, but in the end, we all share a common goal which is to see a healthy society and good future for all children,” Mr. Frederic remarked to the participants of Thailand talk in 2022. While Dr. Pimrapaat Dusadeeisariyakul, Project Manager at the FNF, echoed Mr. Federic’s remark, saying she was hopeful that Thailand Talks will make Thailand stand out as a free society and bridge the political divide to reduce potential violence.
Check out our videa here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BknrLw6E7xs
How to Sign up?
Thailand Talks 2023 is a public space that allows people who want to get to know those with different perspectives to engage in discussions through registration and by answering 7 yes-no questions and 3 open questions that will help us get to know each other better.
Afterward, the system will send an email to the applicants to confirm their participation and match them with people who have answered different questions so they can meet one-on-one and have conversations.
Because our world is full of diversity and differences, and these differences make us grow, let's build understanding through the power of diversity and take it forward with Thailand Talks 2023.
You can register to join the event starting today until November 13th at: https://thailandtalks.org/register
Once the matching process is complete, get ready to meet on November 26, 2023, at The Great Room, 29th floor, Park Silom, starting from 1:00 PM.
***Please note that the event will be held only in Thai****
Sky Warisala Chatuchinda is the Regional Communications Officer Southeast and East Asia of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.