Highlight of 1st Seminar of Doctoral Student Policy Studies Seminar Series
Mr Tual Sawn Khai
The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the School of Graduate Studies (GS) have organised the Doctoral Student Policy Studies Seminar Series, which consists of a series of informal lunchtime talks relating to local and global research topics. The series provides an opportunity for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to share their research and findings, and serves as a platform for those in the academic community who are interested in discussing issues relevant to future research.
The first seminar was held at lunchtime on 6 November. Mr Tual Sawn Khai, a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy, shared his research on the topic ‘Experiences of Burmese Irregular Migrant Workers in Thailand and Social Protection’. The research focuses on why one million irregular migrant workers from Burma have made the decision to look for work in Thailand, and examines how they are facing during the pandemic and whether NGOs are offering assistance. Postgraduates and researchers attended the seminar.