Surichai Wung’aeo is Professor of Sociology (emeritus) Faculty of Political Science, and Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University. Professor Surichai earned his B.A. (Hons), in Sociology at Chulalongkorn University, an M.A. in Sociology, University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. (ABD), University of Tokyo, Japan. He was the Director of the CU Social Research Institute and Deputy Director for Research, Institute of Asian Studies (IAS). He founded and became Program Director of the CU Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS).
He is Chairperson of the Executive Board, Focus on the Global South, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University. He served at the Executive Board, Social Science Association of Thailand and was Deputy Dean for Research Affairs, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. Professor Surichai fulfilled various Visiting Professorships in Japan and the USA. He was Representative to the Asean – Japan Multinational Cultural Mission (1997 – 1998).and Vice President, Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA).