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Fabricating Power with Gendér Wayang

March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: A film by Mouly Surya

March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
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Indonesia's Upcoming Local and National Elections: Do the Islamists play a Role?

March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Mediating Islam: Journalism in Southeast Asia

March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Mediating Islam: Journalism in Southeast Asia

March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
NYU Wagner

NYSEAN Tour of Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles

April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Bard Graduate Center Gallery

News & Views

Talking Indonesia: A New Criminal Code

What deficits in criminal law is the draft revised criminal code seeking to address and how have controversial regressive articles emerged? What will the implications be for Indonesian democracy...

Talking Indonesia: Being Chinese and Muslim

Jemma Purdey discusses ethnic Chinese Indonesians with Dr. Hew Wai Weng, a fellow in the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, UKM.

Talking Indonesia: Urban Youth

Even though more than half of Indonesia’s population is under the age of 30, little research has been done into the attitudes of the country’s youth.

Talking Indonesia: Pornography

The prohibition of pornography is a controversial in Indonesia, attracting the attention of Islamic conservatives and activists.

Golkar’s Leadership and the Indonesian President

Golkar’s Leadership and the Indonesian President

ISEAS report analyzes Golkar's leadership crisis.

East Asia Forum
Why does Indonesia seem to prefer foreign aid from China?

Why does Indonesia seem to prefer foreign aid from China?

When Australia reduced its foreign aid to Indonesia by 40 per cent in 2015, Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry responded that ‘Indonesia … is no longer a country that needs aid for development’. At face...

National Public Radio Series on Indonesia

She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up


Asian Correspondent
Indonesia: Online ‘virginity auctions’ reflect wider tensions over women’s rights

Indonesia: Online ‘virginity auctions’ reflect wider tensions over women’s rights

Controversial website nikahsirri.com exploded onto the Indonesian online dating scene in September 2017. The site quickly grabbed the attention of the Indonesian public, due to its promise of...



The Radicalisation of Indonesian Women Workers in Hong Kong

The latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), looks at how a tiny cell of some 50 extremist domestic workers has developed within the 153,000-strong Indonesian community in Hong Kong.

“Some of these women were drawn in by jihadi boyfriends they met online,” says Nava Nuraniyah, IPAC analyst. “But some joined ISIS as a path to empowerment.”

The Re-emergence of Jemaah Islamiyah

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The Re-emergence of Jemaah Islamiyah, the latest report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the revival of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the terrorist organisation forever associated with the 2002 Bali bombings. JI, the report argues, remains a threat, not because it is likely to resume a campaign of violence but because it could give rise to a more militant splinter. 

Final Report of the International People's Tribunal on 1965 Killings in Indonesia

The International People’s Tribunal on the 1965 Crimes Against Humanity (IPT 1965) has concluded  that the Indonesian government had committed acts of genocide, as stipulated in the 1948 International Genocide Convention, during the 1965 communist purge, which reportedly led to the death approximately 500,000 people. The IPT is not legally binding, but the  judges are sending their report to the UN with an eye on further action being taken.

The Economic Origins of Indonesia's Secessionist Conflicts

This article details the argument for the economic origins of the secessionist challenge posed by Indonesia's four resource-rich regions. The desire of rich regions to retain their own wealth conflicts with the national goal of sharing social welfare for equitable development across the country. The grievances of relative deprivation and aspiration to inequality were related to the distribution of resource rent by the autocratic regime of Suharto. Democratic transition opened up political space in which the resource-rich regions addressed their grievances, pushing the country to the edge of disintegration. The main policy response to the problem was decentralisation as part of the overall democratisation process. The policy has been successful so far in achieving its political objective; however, in the long run, people of the rich regions may be disillusioned because there is a risk that the supposed economic benefits of decentralisation may not materialise.


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Zainab Amjad

Mount Holyoke College amjad22z@mtholyoke.edu

Reyhanillo Andi Kasim

Seton Hall University, WFUNA andikasim.ry@gmail.com

Netta Anggia

American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) netta.anggia@aifis.org

Brian Arnold

Cornell University bca38@cornell.edu Member

Nathan Benevides

Columbia University School of International Affairs ndb2124@columbia.edu Member

Jack Meng-tat Chia

Cornell University mc2286@cornell.edu

Melissa Crouch

UNSW melissa.crouch@unsw.edu.au

Debbie Sumual-Patlisd


Haris Faozan

Columbia University haris.faozan@columbia.edu Member

Amy Freedman

Long Island University Post Campus alf2107@columbia.edu Contributor

Chelsea Garbell

NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service chelsea.garbell@nyu.edu Member

Jennifer L. Gaynor

SUNY at Buffalo jennifergaynor44@gmail.com Member

Josh Gedacht

University of Wisconsin-Madison joshgedacht@gmail.com

Cath Jones

University of Warwick catherine.jones@warwick.ac.uk

Stephanie Gabriella Kalele

New York University stephgkalele@nyu.edu

Michelle LeMeur

MA Candidate in International Development, Johns Hopkins SAIS michelle.lemeur@fulbrightmail.org Member

John M. Miller

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network john@etan.org Member

Andrew Moon

The New School for Social Research moona071@newschool.edu Member

Ann Marie Murphy

Seton Hall University AnnMarie.Murphy@shu.edu Founding Member


University of Tokyo jojo.nemsingh@gmail.com

Craig P. Oehlers


Jieun Park

Columbia University in the City of New York jp3731@columbia.edu

Daniel Pascoe

School of Law, City University of Hong Kong dcpascoe@cityu.edu.hk

Douglas Sanders

Institute of Human Rights, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. sanders_gwb@yahoo.ca

Margaret Scott

New York University mascott99@me.com Founding Member

Jessica Clara Shinta

Columbia University jcs2247@columbia.edu Member

Sarah Roxanne Sim

Columbia University sarah.sim@columbia.edu

Susy Tekunan

University Pelita Harapan susy.tekunan@uph.edu

Erin R Vogel

Rutgers University erin.vogel@rutgers.edu

Annabelle Wenas

Columbia University akw2133@columbia.edu Member

Emmanuella Vanessa Savina Wong

Columbia University evw2112@columbia.edu Member

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