Ken Lohatepanont

Hi there!

My name is Mathis Lohatepanont, and I go by Ken. I am currently a researcher at the Thailand Development Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand, where I research innovation policy. I recently graduated with a B.A in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

I’m passionate about comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on Thailand and East Asia. I am a regular contributor to Thai Enquirer, where I write both about Thai politics and foreign affairs. My work has also been published in the Bangkok Post, Asia Times and openDemocracy, among other outlets. In addition, I’ve independently published a number of projects on Thai history.

On campus, I previously served as Chair of the ASUC Student Union Board of Directors and Chief Communications Officer for UC Berkeley’s student government and an independent non-profit, the ASUC.

If you’d like to contact me, please don’t hesitate to comment directly on one of my posts, connect with me on LinkedIn, tweet to me @kenlwrites, or email me at

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