Book launches in Canberra, Jakarta and Makassar

Indonesia in the new world front and back cover2

Each year since 1983 the ANU Indonesia Project convenes a conference on Indonesia in Canberra, Australia: The Indonesia Update, the largest conference on Indonesia held outside of Indonesia. A book based on the 2017 Update conference has been published, and details are below.

Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty (editors: Arianto A Patunru, Mari Pangestu, M Chatib Basri, published by ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in 2018)

Globalisation is more complex than ever. The effects of the global financial crisis and increased inequality have spurred anti-globalisation sentiment in many countries and encouraged the adoption of populist and inward-looking policies. This has led to some surprising results: Duterte, Brexit and Trump, to name a few. In Indonesia, the disappointment with globalisation has led to rising protectionism, a rejection of foreign interference in the name of nationalism, and economic policies dominated by calls for self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, human trafficking and the abuse of migrant workers show the dark side of globalisation.

In this volume, leading experts explore key issues around globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty in Indonesia. Topics include the history of Indonesia’s engagement with the world, Indonesia’s stance on the South China Sea and the re-emergence of nationalism. The book also examines the impact of globalisation on poverty and inequality, labour markets and people, especially women.

Download the preliminary pages of the book from this link.

In the following weeks, we have organised to launch the book in Canberra, Jakarta and Makassar.

The first launch will be in Canberra, Australia, on Thursday, 28 June 2018 at 17.30-18.30 AEST at the Tea Room, HC Coombs Building #9, Fellows Road, ANU, Acton. The Hon. Chris Bowen MP will launch the book, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is essential and can be done through this link:

The second launch will be done as part of the 2018 Hadi Soeastro Policy Forum, co-hosted by CSIS in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, 9 July 2018 at 12.00-16.45 WIB. The venue will be the CSIS Auditorium, Pakarti Centre Building 3rd Floor, Jl. Tanah Abang III No. 23-27, Jakarta. Indonesia Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani will launch the book, and chapter authors Anis Hidayah, Arief A. Yusuf, Shafiah Muhibat and Yose Rizal Damuri are on the panel of speakers. The program for the event is given in the following link, and registration is essential as space is limited:

Finally, the third launch will be in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 at 10.00-13.00, co-hosted by Akademi Ilmuwan Muda Indonesia (ALMI) and Universitas Hasanuddin. The venue will be Aula Professor Fachruddin, Gedung Paska Sarjana, Universitas Hasanuddin, Kampus Tamalanrea, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Australian Consul-General in Makassar, Richard Mathews, will launch the book. Arianto Patunru, Shafiah Muhibat and two academics from Universitas Hasanuddin will be on the panel of speakers. Registration and program are available through this link:

We hope to see you at one or more of the events above!