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Workshop Program

Legacies of Violence in Indonesia and East Timor: A Workshop

Friday, April 15


Breakfast and Registration


Opening remarks:
Geoffrey Robinson
Robert Lemelson

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


Moderator – Asli Bali (Law, UCLA)


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


Coffee Break


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


Lunch (catered by Simpang Asia)

Session II: East Timor


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


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


Coffee Break


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


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

Saturday, April 16


Breakfast  and Announcements

Session III: Indonesia 1965-66


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


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


Coffee Break


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


Lunch (catered by Bombay Bite)

Session IV: Papua and Aceh


Moderator – Mary Zurbuchen (Ford Foundation)


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


Coffee Break


Open Forum


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


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