On June 23, 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom went to the polls to answer a simple question that would decide a highly complex matter. That they were at the polls at all was due to a bit of political expediency from then Prime Minister David Cameron as he looked to appease UK Independence Party.
The question the electorate was asked, "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?" would determine whether or not the nation would in the union it had been a part of since joining the European Economic Community in 1973.
Leave took the day with a slim majority (52% to 48%) on the non-binding vote. The result flung Cameron out of office, while his replacement, Theresa May, took the helm clamoring for a quick triggering of Article 50 and an extreme version of Brexit that looked nothing like the one discussed in the campaign.
The UK has been shifting sideways ever since as its leaders repeatedly failed to find a path out of the mess they created for their people.
21st century enlightenment
As a Global Ambassador of the RSA, I have hosted events like the Bangkok Talks series in collaboration with the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University. The RSA has also provided grant money to help support the Circular Design Lab.
Thammasat University - School of Global Studies
innovators for sustainable solutions to complex global issues
I'm a former faculty member and current adjunct at Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies (SGS). I teach courses designed for active learning on social innovation, advocacy, and social enterprise in the ASEAN context.
Circular Economy Club - Bangkok
local action. global impact.
As Thailand’s Organizer for the Circular Economy Club, I host events that bring together circular economy proponents for collaborative learning and to develop possibilities.
The Pledge on Food Waste
time to save food
I’m a member of the Board of Advisors for The Pledge on Food Waste, where I’ve provided guidance for the certification program’s creation and ongoing evolution.