Indonesia: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — Indonesia will be put under the microscope as leading economists, academics, government officials and policymakers come together at The Australian National University on Friday for the 2017 Indonesian Update.

Topics of discussion will include the abuse of migrant workers, human trafficking and Indonesia’s stance in the South China Sea.

Former Indonesian Minister of Trade Mari Pangestu and former Indonesian Minister of Finance Muhamad Chatib Basri will be in attendance as event convenors.

Key speakers include:

  • Professor Edward Aspinall, ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

  • Professor Anthony Reid, ANU School of Culture History and Language

  • Manggi Habir, Bank Danamon Indonesia

  • Anis Hidayah, Co-founder, MigrantCARE

The Indonesia Update will be hosted by the ANU Indonesia Project, a leading international centre of research and graduate training on the society and economy of Indonesia.

More information and the full program are available here -

Media are invited to attend.


WHAT:  Indonesia Update 2017 - Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

WHERE: Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Rd, ANU

WHEN: 9:00am Friday 15 September to 2:00pm Saturday 16 September

For media assistance, contact Aaron Walker of the ANU media hotline on 02 6125 7979 or 0418 307 213.