Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of
His Excellency Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon is the 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand (2005-2006).
Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon is presently a Visiting Professor of Law and Diplomacy at UCLA, as well as Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. He was the University of California Regents’ Professor at UCLA during 2007 – 2009.
He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science was obtained at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
He has been Chairman of the Human Security Network. He has also served as Thai Trade Representative (cabinet rank) and Advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand on Foreign Affairs. Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon has been elected as a Member of the Thai Parliament for two terms. He has served as Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Thailand. Before politics, he served as a career diplomat in Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 10 years, 4 of which were spent as a representative of Thailand to the United Nations in New York.
Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon has also worked in the private sector as Director of the Post Publishing Public Company, which publishes the Bangkok Post and the Post Today newspapers. He is Chairman of Kanta Enterprise International, which focuses on international real estate development in Thailand.
Professor Kantathi Suphamongkhon has taught various subjects including, Diplomacy, International Law, International Organizations, International Development, Political Science, Theories and Practices in International Relations, International Trade and Foreign Policy, Negotiations and Foreign Policy, International Politics and Globalization, Foreign Policy of Thailand, Southeast Asian Studies, Foreign Policy Decision-Making as well as Psychology and Foreign Policy.