Suchit Bunbongkarn

Dr. Suchit Bunbongkarn is currently Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS Thailand). He also served as President of the Political Development Council, an independent organization established pursuant to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand between 2008-2012 and as a justice of the Constitutional Court from 2000 to 2005. 

Previously, Dr. Suchit Bunbongkarn was a member of the National Legislative Assembly from October 2006 to January 2008 and served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court from February 2000 to December 2004.  He held positions as both Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, Chairman of ISIS Thailand, Vice-Rector of Student Affairs of Chulalongkorn University, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and head of Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. Dr. Suchit was an advisor to Prime Minister Prem Tinasulanonda and later served as a member of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly in 1997.  Dr. Suchit has written numerous articles and books on Thai politics in both English and Thai, for example The Military in Thai Politics 1981-1986, (Singapore: Institute of East Asian Studies, 1987) Translated to Bahasa Indonesia in April 1990 and “Authoritarianism, Democracy and the Monarchy” in Suchit Bunbongkarn and Prudhisan Jumbala, ed., “Monarchy and Constitutional Rule in Democratizing Thailand” (Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2012). 

Dr. Suchit received his B.A. in political science from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and his M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. in comparative politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, the United States of America.