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".
The conference was held on the Berkeley campus from April 25-26,2008.
Nursyahbani Katjasungkana is a member of the Indonesian parliament, representing the National Awakening Party (Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa), the party of former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid. She is also a prominent human rights lawyer and the founder of the NGO, Women Association for Justice (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum-Asosiasi Perempuan Indonesia untuk Keadilan), first established in 1995 to promote women's rights in Indonesia.
Hilmar Farid is an innovative young historian and human rights activist, currently affiliated with the Indonesian Institute for Social History and the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM). He is a founding member of the Network for Cultural Work (Jaringan Kerja Budaya), a collective of artists, researchers and cultural workers.
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008