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Workshop Program

Legacies of Violence in Indonesia and East Timor: A Workshop

Friday, April 15

8:00-8:30

Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:00

Opening remarks:
Geoffrey Robinson
Robert Lemelson

Session I: Transitional Justice in Context: Indonesia and East Timor

 

Moderator – Asli Bali (Law, UCLA)

9:00-10:30

David Kaye (Law, UCLA)
The Shifting Landscape of International Justice

 

John Roosa (History, University of British Columbia)
Towards a History of Indonesia's Metapolitics: The Law on Censorship

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:15

Galuh Wandita (International Center for Transitional Justice, Jakarta)
Impunity is Contagious: Transitional Justice in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

 

Hilmar Farid (Indonesian Institute of Social History - ISSI)
Legacies of the Occupation

12:15-1:00

Lunch (catered by Simpang Asia)

Session II: East Timor

 

Moderator – Galuh Wandita (International Center for Transitional Justice, Jakarta )

1:00-2:30

David Cohen (War Crimes Studies Center, UC Berkeley)
“Transitional Justice in East Timor: Overview and Assessment”

 

David Webster (International Studies, University of Regina)
"Lost Causes" and Non-State Actions against Impunity

2:30-2:45

Coffee Break

2:45-4:15

Fernanda Borges MP (Member of Parliament, Timor-Leste)
Why Implementation of CAVR is Critical to the Success of Timor Leste

 

Geoffrey Robinson (History, UCLA)
Legacies of Violence: East Timor Ten Years On

6:30

Dinner for participants and invited guests
(Depart from UCLA Guest House at 6:00 pm)

Saturday, April 16

8:30-9:00

Breakfast  and Announcements

Session III: Indonesia 1965-66

 

Moderator – John Roosa (History, University of British Columbia)

9:00-10:30

Mary Zurbuchen (Ford Foundation)
Toward a Social History of Indonesia's 1965 Upheaval

 

Dahlia G. Setiyawan (History, UCLA)
Better Dead than Red? Suppression and Reconstruction of Surabaya's PKI Past

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:15

Baskara T. Wardaya (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta)
Providing Space for the Voiceless: Transitional Justice and Narratives on the 1965 Tragedy

 

Brad Simpson (History and International Affairs, Princeton)
Documenting Mass Violence: History, Truth and Accountability

12:15-1:00

Lunch (catered by Bombay Bite)

Session IV: Papua and Aceh

 

Moderator – Mary Zurbuchen (Ford Foundation)

1:00-3:00

Neles Tebay (Fajar Timur Theological School, Jayapura)
Indigenous Papuans' efforts for ending the conflict with Indonesia

 

Haris Azhar (Commission for the Disappeared and the Victims of Violence - KontraS)
Transitional Justice in Aceh, Moving Nowhere

 

Kimberly Twarog (Women’s Studies, UCLA)
Gendering Trauma Recovery in Aceh, 1976-2010

3:00-3:15

Coffee Break

3:15-5:00

Open Forum

 

Moderators – Geoffrey Robinson (History, UCLA) and David Kaye (Law, UCLA)

5:00-6:00

Dinner for participants (Law School Courtyard)

6:15 – 9:30

Reception, screening, and discussion at Bridges Theater of:
‘40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy’ – a film by Rob Lemelson

Warm thanks to: Barbara Gaerlan, Scott Gruber, Yee Ie, David Kaye, Julie Romain, Michael Ross, Dahlia Setiyawan, Aleta Sprague, Kimberly Twarog, Taylor Vernon, Juliana Wijaya, and Simpang Asia

Center for Southeast Asian Studies