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Ten Years After: Reformasi & New Social Movements in Indonesia, 1998-2008

U.C. Berkeley / UCLA Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies

Saturday, April 26, 2008
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
U.C. Berkeley campus
Berkeley, CA 04720

In May 1998, following months of protests, and triggered by the outbreak of rioting in Indonesia’s major cities, the authoritarian New Order regime of President Suharto collapsed after more than thirty years in power. Since these tumultuous events took place, Indonesia has experienced profound change at many levels in society, often at a rapid pace.  As the tenth anniversary of the fall of the New Order approaches, the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA will hold a joint conference that will examine the new forces for change that have emerged in Indonesia over this past decade and the transformations that have occurred, while also reflecting upon the New Order and its legacies.

This is a two-day conference, Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2008.

SATURDAY, April 26
Location: IEAS Conference Room, sixth floor, 2223 Fulton St., Berkeley CA

9:00 ­ 11:00 a.m.
PANEL IV: New Appeals and Ways of Thinking

“Utuy Sontani and The 'Essence of Marxism'” - Scott Schlossberg, UC Berkeley
“Republik DIY: The Rise of Indonesia's 'Youth Independent' Movement” - Brent Luvaas, UCLA
“Sexuality and Sexual Politics in Contemporary Indonesia” - Gadis Arivia, Yayasan Jurnal Perempuan
“The Rise of Liberal Islam Network in Indonesia, 2001-2007” - Muhamad Ali, UC Riverside

Discussant: Shawn Callanan (UC Berkeley) & Jeffrey Hadler (UC Berkeley)

11:15 a.m. ­ 12:50 p.m.
PANEL V: Trends in Post-Reformasi Government

Bersatu Kita Teguh:  Public Goods Transfers, Elections and National Unity" - Risa Toha, UCLA
“The New Regionalist Movements of Post-Authoritarian Indonesia” - Ehito Kimura, University of Hawaii
“In Whose Hands: Security Sector Reforms after Suharto” - Sylvia Tiwon, UC Berkeley (presenter) & Monica Tanuhandaru, International Organization of Migration-Jakarta

Discussant: Michael Malley (Naval Postgraduate School)

1:45 ­ 3:20 p.m.
PANEL VI: Reformasi and New Realities at the Regional Level

“Jemaah Islamiyah and a Weak State in Indonesia: The Case of Poso Violence” - Arianto Sangadji, University of Birmingham
Kambali ka Nagara: The Revival of Regional Consciousness in West Sumatra” - Pam Allen, University of Tasmania
“Village Government in Aceh: After the Tsunami, the MoU, LOGA and the 2006-07 Election” - Craig Thorburn, Monash University

Discussant: TBA

3:40 ­ 5:15 p.m.
PANEL VII: Changing Outlooks on Indonesian History

“Remembering the Madiun Affair: Political Change, Personal Accounts and Historiography (1949-2000)” - Akiko Sugiyama, Missouri State University
“Syarikat and the Move to Re-examine NU's Violent Past” - Katherine McGregor, University of Melbourne
“The Politics of Victimhood in Post-Suharto Indonesia” - John Roosa, University of British Columbia

Discussant: Rudolf Mrazek, University of Michigan

5:15 ­ 5:30 p.m.
Closing remarks

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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