Hello, and welcome to my blog!
My name is Mathis (Ken) Lohatepanont. Originally from Bangkok Thailand; currently a student at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m passionate about democratic development, international relations and all things politics.
I first became involved in politics through the 2013-2014 protests in Bangkok, calling for a reform of Thai democracy. After the military coup of May 2014, I went to the forefront of the efforts to improve Thailand’s political system by working in the public relations team of the Constitution Drafting Committee. I continue to cover current affairs in Thailand and advocate for national political and economic development in this blog. Last year, in an effort to promote a better understanding of the roots of Thailand’s turmoil, I wrote about Thailand’s recent history in The Story of Thai Democracy.
I have also written extensively on global politics, particularly on international relations and on the state of democracy worldwide. Now, at UC Berkeley, I continue to pursue my quest to better understand the nature of power and democracy through my studies of political science.
My firm belief is that writing can be a force for good that can facilitate positive political and social change. With this blog, I hope that I am playing a role in helping to create this change. I thank everyone for supporting my writing over the years, and look forward to continuing to share my work in the future.
Please see the following links for a full compilation of my political writing:
- Thai politics: articles covering Thai politics
- Global politics: articles covering a range of international issues
- The Story of Thai Democracy: a series on Thai democratic history
I have additionally been published in the following media outlets:
The Big Chilli magazine: ‘What Trump’s Triumph Means’, December 2016
BBC World Have Your Say Radio programme: ‘Bangkok Bomb 1 Day On’, August 2015 (interview)
I’ve also been fortunate enough to have been recognised by some organisations:
If you’d like to contact me, please don’t hesitate to comment directly on one of my posts, tweet to me @KenLWrites, or email me at email@example.com.
For more about me, please view my resumé: Mathis (Ken) Lohatepanont Resume