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Indonesia in Global and Transnational Perspective

Indonesia in Global and Transnational Perspective

UCLA Indonesian Studies Conference 2012, Day 1

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Young Research Library
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Photo: Kampung resident on Indonesian Independence Day, 2009, Surabaya, East Java; photo credit: Dahlia Setiyawan



Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 9:15

Opening Remarks:  Professor Michael L. Ross, and Dr. Robert Lemelson

9:15 – 10:00

Keynote Address:  "Cultural Pluralism: Indonesia in Local, National, and Transnational Contexts"

Dr. Azyumardi Azra, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 12:15

Panel 1: Problems of Democratization

Chair: Jacques Bertrand, University of Toronto

Steve Beers, U. Madison, Wisconsin
From ‘Naming and Shaming’ to Organizational Consolidation:  The Changing Role of Transnational Labor Activism in Indonesia

Risa Toha, UCLA
Towards Greater Political Representation? A Closer Look at Post-Soeharto Indonesia

Colm Fox, U. Washington
Inevitability Victory: Religion, Ethnicity and the Media in Ambon’s 2011 Mayoral Elections

12: 15 – 1:00


1:00 – 3:00

Panel 2: Environment and Community

Chair: Paul Barber, UCLA

Greg Thaler, Cornell University
Roundtables, Moratoria, and Deforestation: Agri-Food Governance and Forest Conversion in Indonesia and Brazil

Jenny Goldstein, UCLA
Seeing the Politics from the Trees: Transnational Actors and the Governance of Climate Change in Indonesia

Rita Rachmawati, UCLA
Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reef Ecosystems in Indonesian Waters

3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 5:00

Panel 3: Social Networks and Education

Chair: Karen Strassler, City University of New York

Agus Mutohar, U. Texas, Austin
Indonesia 2.0: Education, Technology, Globalization

Ray Friedlander, U.C. Berkeley
Claiming through the Classroom: The Role of Education in West Java’s Land Reform Movement

Lance Nolde, U. Hawaii
Encompassing Eastern Indonesia: Sama Movements and Socio-Economic Networks in Indonesia Between the 17th and 20th Centuries


Dinner for Invited Participants

The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is particularly grateful to Dr. Robert Lemelson for his commitment to funding the Indonesian Studies Program, now in its fourth year.  This Program not only supports conferences, and brings experts on Indonesia to UCLA, but it also provides Lemelson Fellowships to a cohort of UCLA graduate students to pursue research on Indonesia.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies