Ken Lohatepanont

Hi there!

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 am a writer passionate about comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on East Asia. On my blog, I advocate for political reform in Thailand to build a more democratic, accountable and pluralistic society. I am particularly interested in political development, constitutionalism and improving governance in Thailand. My work has been published in multiple international publications including the Asia Times, openDemocracy and the Bangkok Post. 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.

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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