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The State of Indonesia

The state of Indonesia
A pre-election expert panel

Explore the key issues at stake for Indonesia in the lead-up to the 2019 election.

When: 5pm (for a 5.15pm start)-7pm Tuesday 9 April 2019
Where: Social Sciences Building lecture theatre (see campus map here)

Indonesia: it’s the most populous country in Southeast Asia and on 17 April it’s heading to the polls. This historic election is the first time that the presidential and general election have been held on the same day in Indonesia.

Join our expert panel the week before the election to learn more about the key issues at stake for Indonesia and our region. How has food sovereignty and resource nationalism played out during the campaign? Where do cultural activism and sexual politics fit in? And what considerations have candidates given to disability and social inclusion?

Chaired by Professor of Indonesian Law, Simon Butt and featuring distinguished panellists from across each of SSEAC’s five research clusters, this event is the ideal primer for anyone with an interest in the future of Indonesia.

The panel session will be followed by an extended Q&A session with the audience.

This panel is co-hosted by SSEAC and the Department of Indonesian Studies.


Chair: Professor Simon Butt

  • Dr Russell Toth, The University of Sydney
    Economic and social development
  • Dr Jeff Neilson, The University of Sydney
    Environment and Resources
  • Mr Antoni Tsaputra, UNSW Sydney
  • Dr Intan Paramaditha, Macquarie University
    Heritage and the arts
  • Professor Michele Ford, The University of Sydney
    State and society
Register here

Image by Michael Saures via Flickr. 

The event is finished.


Apr 10 2019


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


SSB Lecture Theatre 200
Social Sciences Building A02, University of Sydney


Indonesian Studies

Other Organizers

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

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