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The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global education and research initiative of universities and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". The RLC promotes and implements transdisciplinary education and research on social justice, poverty and inequality reduction, and environmental sustainability together with laureates of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”.

Right Livelihood College Opens New Campus in Thailand

The Right Livelihood College Global Network is pleased to announce the opening of its ninth Right Livelihood College Campus at The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research in Bangkok, Thailand.

The new Campus will officially open on 20 July, in connection with the opening of the Chula Right Livelihood Summer School.

The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is an independent action-research platform, centre of advocacy and informal higher learning. It was founded in 2009 by Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Political Science, the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH, a national social sciences research institute in Bhutan and the Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation which was established by the Right Livelihood Award Laureate Sulak Sivaraksa in Thailand in 1968.

About the School for Wellbeing

Major programmes of the School for Wellbeing are: the annual Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summerschool, “CURLS”, in collaboration with the Right Livelihood College and Royal University of Bhutan. The second programme, Towards Organic Asia (TOA), gave rise, among other initiatives, to Mindful Markets movement and social enterprise course on sustainable food systems, with core partners in the Mekong region and associates Asia-wide. Recently the Earth Trusteeship Platform was inaugurated in collaboration with organizations in Europe, by means of a first international gathering in The Hague, Netherlands.

The School for Wellbeing shares its physical campus at Wongsanit Ashram 40 kilometres outside Bangkok, together with other initiatives for informal higher studies inspired by the engaged spirituality of scholar and activist Sulak Sivaraksa.


"Right Livelihood Award" Laureate Colin Gonsalves talks at the Global Media Forum 2018

Within the framework of the RLC workshop on “Policy, Law and Practice: Ensuring full Rights for the most Marginalized Citizen” from June 9 until June 14, 2018 at Campus Bonn, “Right Livelihood Award” Laureate Colin Gonsalves spoke at a panel at Global Media Forum 2018. The Global Media Forum focussed on Global Inequalities. Colin Gonsalves put it in a nutshell: “No level of inequality is tolerable in any country. We are fed up with that system of inequality!”


RLC Bonn Alumni Willis Okumu published Article on “Appeasing the Land: Local Peace Committees and the Legitimation of Traditional Peacemaking in Kenya”

Together with Eric Mutisya Kioko, RLC Bonn Alumni Willis Okumu published an article on "Appeasing the Land: Local Peace Committees and the Legitimation of Traditional Peacemaking in Kenya" in the May edition of the Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security.

The complete journal can be found here.

Bibliographical Notes:
Okumu, W. & Kioko, E.M. (2018): "Appeasing the Land: Local Peace Committees and the Legitimation of Traditional Peacemaking in Kenya", in: Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security, Vol.2/1, pp. 80-112.


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