As a B.A. majoring in International Relations from Thammasat University in Thailand with experience in Thailand’s Foreign Ministry, Ropharat Aphijanyatham focused her research on border issues between Myanmar and Thailand, especially the increasing movement of low-skill labor from Shan State in Myanmar into Thailand to seek jobs. She also analyzed the proposed means by which to secure their safe, legal employment across the borders with decent wages and access to some social protections, including health care and their children’s education. She has completed her Master’s Degree from Keio University, Japan and has returned to Bangkok recently in order to prepare her PhD.


1 août 2017