My name is Mathis Lohatepanont, and I go by Ken. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, I am a political science student at the University of California, Berkeley.
I’m passionate about comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on East Asia. In particular, I’m interested in political institutions and constitutionalism in Thailand. On my blog, which is primarily on Thai politics, I advocate for democratic reform and good governance. I regularly contribute to the Thai Enquirer, and my work has been published in the Asia Times, openDemocracy and the Bangkok Post, among other outlets. I also strive to make history engaging and accessible through my projects on Thai history.
My interest in improving governance has translated into an enthusiasm for building better organizations. On campus, I am currently Chair of the ASUC Student Union Board of Directors and served as Chief Communications Officer for UC Berkeley’s student government and an independent non-profit, the ASUC. My Experience page talks more about what I’ve done.