• How to Help Thailand in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis

    Created by the Thai Studies Program at the Harvard Asia Center

  • COVID-19 Updates

    For the latest on the developing COVID-19 Situation in Thailand

    Detailed numerical updates on the COVID-19 crisis, including number of travelers entering Thailand on any given day. In addition, important announcements from the Thai government about regulations and national policies regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

    News from Thailand and around the world regarding medical breakthroughs, new discoveries, and updates on the search for a cure.

    Compiled by the World Health Organization, this link contains daily official reports on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, including updates from the Ministry of Public Health, the number of hospitalized cases, and more.

    Also from the World Health Organization, at this link you can find information and guidance from WHO Thailand regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus, including travel guidance, Q&A, and myth busters.

    This policy tracker from the International Monetary Fund summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracker includes 193 economies.

    This tracker follows the latest interventions by AFI member institutions that include central banks, fiscal authorities, and organizations aimed at restoring financial stability.

  • How to Help

    Community initiatives and other resources to help those affected in Thailand.

    The Bangkok Post has compiled a list of major hospitals and other large institutions that have asked for donations and other forms of help, complete with links and guides to giving.

    This link contains a working list of local community initiatives, NGOs, and the like in Thailand that are doing their part to serve those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Each organization has provided links, as well as a summary of their efforts and how you can help.

  • Research

    As more information becomes available about how COVID-19 is affecting Thailand and Thai people, we will update this page with any relevant academic work.

    This discussion between Thai economist Pasuk Phongpaichit and Thailand-based British writer Chris Baker covers the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand thus far, which government and institutional actions have been successful, and what some potential next steps are to handling this global pandemic.

  • Thai Studies Program

    Learn more about the Thai Studies Program at the Harvard Asia Center

    About the Thai Studies Program

    The Thai Studies Program, under the direction of Jay Rosengard, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, promotes the study of Thailand at Harvard University.


    The program has established a new professorship in Thai Studies, as well as running series such as The Surin Pitsuwan Lecture in Thai Politics and Society (renamed in 2018; formerly The Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series), and an annual lecture series named for the late Professor Stanley Tambiah. The Tambiah Lectures bring representatives of academia, business, government, and other professions to Harvard to give public presentations.


    The current Thai Studies Program Committee includes the following faculty:

    • Jay Rosengard, Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS; Director
    • Malavika Reddy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, FAS; Chair
    • David Atherton, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, FAS
    • David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, HSPH
    • Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, HDS
    • Tyler Giannini, Clinical Professor of Law, HLS
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