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First UCLA Indonesian Studies Graduate Student Conference, Day 1

First UCLA Indonesian Studies Graduate Student Conference, Day 1

Theme: "Community, Identity, Change"

Friday, April 17, 2009
8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Downstairs Lounge
Faculty Center
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Opening Remarks:

Michael L. Ross, Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Hon. Subijaksono Sujono, Indonesian Consul General in Los Angeles


Livia Iskandar, PULIH Center for Trauma Recovery and Psychosocial Intervention Indonesia

9:45-10:00 Coffee

 Panel 1: Crafting and Contesting Identities

  • Donald K. Emmerson, Stanford University, moderator
  • Risa Toha, UCLA, The Politicization of Indonesian Identity after 1998
  • Maria Dona, Institute of Women and Child Protection, Reproducing Ethnic Identity and Stereotyping in the Community of Sampoerna’s Female Laborers
  • Nuning Purwaningrum Hallett, State University of New York at Buffalo, Indonesian Women, Transnational Families, and the Role of Transborder Citizenship
  • Kimberly Twarog, UCLA, Inventing Tradition, Constructing Community: The Function of Tradition in Indonesian Performing Arts
12:30-1:30 Lunch

Panel 2: Conflict and Violence 

  • Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA, moderator
  • Gustav Brown, UCLA, Comparing Ethnic and Religious Violence in West Kalimantan and Ambon  
  • Herry Yogaswara, University of Indonesia, After the Riot: Madurese in the Town of Sampit, Central Kalimantan
  • Gyda Sindre, UCLA and University of Oslo, Conflict Resolution and Democratization: The Shifting of Political Identities within the Acehnese Independence Movement
  • Senia Febrica, University of Indonesia, The Paradox of the U.S. Campaign Against Terrorism in Indonesia
4:00-4:15 Coffee
4:15-5:45 Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker/Director Robert Lemelson
“40 Years of Silence: an Indonesian Tragedy”

This conference is sponsored by the UCLA Indonesian Studies Program, which was created in 2008 through a generous grant from Robert Lemelson.  The Indonesian Studies Program is part of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and is designed to support the study of Indonesia by UCLA graduate students and faculty through conferences, faculty lectures, and graduate fellowships.

Robert Lemelson, Ph.D., is an anthropologist who received his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his doctorate from the UCLA Department of Anthropology. He is currently a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute of Neurosciences at UCLA, and lecturer in the Depts of Anthropology and Psychology. He is also the president and founder of The Foundation for Psychocultural Research, a non-profit research foundation supporting research and training in the neurosciences and social sciences, and the director of Elemental Productions, a ethnographic documentary film production company.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies