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The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict.

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An anti-government protesters raises a three finger salute, a reference from the “Hunger Games” movies that has become a symbol of anti-government defiance, in Bangkok, Oct. 19, 2020. (Adam Dean/The New York Times)

Online Event

Defiance and Democracy: Understanding the Thai Protest Movement

Tuesday, January 19 | 10:00am - 11:00am EST

Join USIP for a discussion on the underlying political dynamics that are driving this current movement and the tactics the protestors have deployed to mobilize in Thailand’s restrictive environment.