Kraiyos Patrawart is a visiting fellow in the Department of Government, Harvard University where he is working on a research project on political conflict in Thailand. He is completing his PhD dissertation on the political economy of democratic accountability and violent conflict at Department of Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research interests include anti-corruption policy, electoral accountability and violent conflict in the unconsolidated democracy. During his second year of PhD study at the University of London he interned at democratic governance team at United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in which he had provided consultation on local accountability program for Asia-Pacific countries.