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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy. After the Japanese invaded Thailand in 1941, the government split into a pro-Japan faction and a pro-Ally faction backed by the King. Following the war, Thailand became a US treaty ally in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the US in Vietnam. Thailand since 2005 has experienced several rounds of political turmoil including a military coup in 2006 that ousted then Prime Minister Thaksin Chinnawat, followed by large-scale street protests by competing political factions in 2008, 2009, and 2010. 

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Alumni Share: Experiences in the Environmental Sector with Bill Schaedla

In this episode we will discuss the field of environmental justice and trade. Dr. Bill Schaedla will discuss his experiences working in the federal and nonprofit sectors alongside academia. Bill was a former Boren Fellow to Thailand and was also formerly a Peace Corps volunteer and Fulbright Scholar.