John Roosa (History, University of British Columbia)
David Cohen (War Crimes Studies Center, UC Berkeley)
Fernanda Borges MP (Member of Parliament, Timor-Leste)
Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia's top representative to the United States, wants to double the number of Indonesians studying in this country, he said at a March 28 presentation to UCLA students and leaders. The visit comes as UCLA's Indonesian Studies Program prepares to host a series of public events grappling with the nation's past.
Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal, Jakarta's top envoy to the United States, met with UCLA officials last week on campus and at the Indonesian Consulate to discuss educational collaboration and exchange between the two countries.
The second annual conference of the UCLA Indonesian Studies Program draws scholars together to think about "Indonesian Subjectivities."
Paul Barber hopes program will increase accessibility to research areas of Coral Triangle, reports The Daily Bruin.
UCLA is developing a biodiversity research center in Bali, Indonesia, that will support research and educational collaboration between UCLA and three universities in Indonesia: Udayana University, Diponegoro University and the State University of Papua, as well as the Smithsonian Institution.
On Saturday, April 24, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Geoffrey Robinson will participate in a discussion of "History: Rising Above Oppression." Robinson is the author of "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor" (Princeton University Press, 2010). The discussion will take place at 11 a.m. in Haines 39.
A public lecture by John Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis.
When Brent Luvaas spent 1996-97 in Indonesia as an exchange student from UC Santa Cruz, Yogyakarta had only "one coffee shop inside this exclusive little mall, and the only people who went there were rich, and they were the only ones with cell phones."
An Indonesian woman shared her story at the conference, "Impact of the Economic Crisis: Increase in Reports of Human Trafficking in LA County and Globally," co-sponsored by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center.
Sponsored by the new UCLA Indonesian Studies Program, a graduate student conference promotes activism and collaborative scholarship about the world's fourth-largest nation.
The Graduate Quarterly profiles anthropology graduate student and Fulbright fellow Brent Luvaas.
In 1965-66, between 500,000 and 1 million Indonesians were slaughtered in one of the most horrific state-sponsored acts of modern times. Long denied by the Indonesian government, the little-known massacre is the subject of a chilling documentary film produced and directed by Robert Lemelson, a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
The $75,000 gift from Dr. Robert Lemelson, an anthropologist who also earned his doctorate at UCLA, will support graduate students, visiting scholars, and conferences.
Special Forum on Post-1998 Indonesia, with guest speakers Nursyahbani Katjasungkana and Hilmar Farid
This special forum was held in conjunction with the UC Berkeley-UCLA Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, with the theme "Ten Years After: Reformasi and New Social Movements in Indonesia, 1998-2008".
"Fowler in Focus: Doors in Global Perspective" Opens June 24 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA
The records Robinson compiled during his time in East Timor have contributed to a larger record of archives collected by the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, which collects records of the 25-year Indonesian occupation of East Timor.
UCLA historian Geoffrey Robinson is leading a mission to save evidence of a young nation's turbulent birth and working through his own memories of violence.
M. Din Syamsuddin, president of one of Indonesia's largest Muslim organizations, talks about the future of his country at UCLA.
A theory course in the Department of World Arts and Culture brings practicing dancers from Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia into the classroom.
Muslim scholar was an influential player in Indonesia's democratic development
Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam challenges those who suggest that Muslims are divorced by their religion from local Asian cultures.
UCLA professor emeritus founded the prestigious Institute for Ethnomusicology and brought the Indonesian gamelan to the United States.
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