2016 Yenching Scholars
Aruth Phraerungrueang

Aruth Phraerungrueang

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Aruth Phraerungrueang, or "Fudge", studied Economics at Chulalongkorn University. Fudge was President of the university’s English Debate Society, where he recruited and trained students to represent Thailand internationally. He used English debating to encourage thought organization, constructive dialogues and international exposure for Thai students. Fudge has taught English debating workshops at five Chinese provincial universities. He made his classrooms into forums for thought exchange where he learned the new generation Chinese’s perspectives on current issues.


Nichakan Srichaiwan

Nichakan Srichaiwan

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Nichakan Srichaiwan graduated from Thammasat University Thailand, where she studied Political Science majoring in International Relations and Politics. In 2012, she interned in Shanghai at the Thai Trade Center, which is part of the Thai Ministry of Commerce. This internship led, after completing her bachelor’s degree, to being hired as an analyst in the Thai Trade Center in Shanghai. Since 2014, she has joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand as a diplomat assigned to the Political-Security Division, Department of ASEAN Affairs. Her professional experiences include working as an assistant to Thailand’s representative to the ASEAN-Russia Eminent Persons Group, and an assistant to Thailand’s Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. At Yenching Academy, she hopes to further pursue her interest in China’s Foreign Policy and Chinese History to further deepen friendly relations and cooperation between Thailand and China for the future.