UCLA professor emeritus founded the prestigious Institute for Ethnomusicology and brought the Indonesian gamelan to the United States.
Yoh Kawano, Director of Information Technology at the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, has just returned from Aceh. He has put together a remarkable photo journal of his time there that captures not only images of destruction that have come to represent the tsunami, but also the strength, resilience and hope of the Acehnese people.
Tsunami Still Taking Toll: Indonesian Military Combines Relief with Executing Rebels, while Sri Lankan Fishermen Face Loss of Livelihood
UCLA professors say relief efforts hurt by prexisting conditions in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Expert panel looks at political problems in relief work, priorities in rescue and reconstruction efforts, and what aid workers and NGOs actually do.
Former Foreign Minister Ali Alatas heads distinguished group in meeting with university's Indonesia specialists.
Sixteen performance artists, eight from Asia and eight from the United States, spend six weeks in Indonesia.
Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
Five years after the Indonesian massacres in East Timor, reconciliation meetings in many villages have tried to restore the broken bonds between the two sides, but the Indonesian generals who ordered the killings have never been brought to trial.
Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.
Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.
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