Ms. Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo, is associate professor and serve as the Head of the Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. She earned her Ph.D in Regional Planning and Resources Development from abroad. Chantana’s research interest is on non-conventional politics in which development issues, democracy, and conflict resolutions have been her focus. Her latest works are geared toward resolving protracted violent conflict in the southern most ofThailand; among others, political options such as multi-ethnic democracy and decentralization have been the feature of her work. Her earlier published articles in books were mainly on civil society and social movements inThailand, human security, gender and development, and local autonomy.Chantana is part of the strategic non-violent study group and think-tank, and a steering committee member of Food Security Program under the Office of the National Health Promotion.