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Rising Discrimination Against LGBT in Indonesia

January 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Puck Building - NYU Wagner

Call For Papers: ISEAS Conference on "Religious Authority in Indonesian Islam"

January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

USINDO 2018 Summer Studies Program

February 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

News & Views

Carnegie Council
Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia

Podcast on Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia 

Devin Stewart of the Carnegie Council discusses Islam, democracy and challenges in contemporary politics in Indonesia with Margaret Scott.

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict
Rebuilding after Communal Violence: Lessons from Tolikara, Papua

Rebuilding After Communal Violence in Papua

Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict takes a look at what has happened since violence broke out in Tolikara, Papua.

    Military Training Civilians to Protect Against Perceived Threats to Nation

    Military Training Civilians to Protect Against Perceived Threats to Nation

    The New York Times
    Governor of Jakarta Bucks Indonesia’s Party Politics

    Governor of Jakarta Bucks Indonesia’s Party Politics

    The Guardian
    ‘17,000 Islands of Imagination’: Discovering Indonesian Literature

    ‘17,000 Islands of Imagination’: Discovering Indonesian Literature

    Indonesia: the Battle Over Islam

    The Islamic State’s butchery and takeover of territory in Iraq and Syria dominate the headlines, but a much less violent yet little-known conflict exists in Indonesia, where more Muslims live than...

    ISIS in Ambon: The Fallout from Communal Conflict

    New York Times
    Indonesia Moves to Investigate Anti-Communist Atrocities

    Indonesia Moves to Investigate Anti-Communist Atrocities



    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

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    Long Island University Post Campus alf2107@columbia.edu Contributor

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

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    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

    Fulbright Program, Davidson Kempner michelle.lemeur@fulbrightmail.org Member

    John M. Miller

    East Timor and Indonesia Action Network john@etan.org 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

    Margaret Scott

    New York University mascott99@me.com Founding Member

    Sarah Roxanne Sim

    Columbia University sarah.sim@columbia.edu

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    University Pelita Harapan susy.tekunan@uph.edu

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    Rutgers University erin.vogel@rutgers.edu

    Annabelle Wenas

    Columbia University akw2133@columbia.edu Member

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