Open Source Technology for Motion Capture and Depth Sensing

BACKGROUND

Tools for sensing our world in three dimensions have become more accessible to artists and designers. This workshop will give an overview of the technology that are now available. Attendees will also learn how to do simple skeletal tracking using readily available webcams, and get hands-on experience with a depth-sensing camera as well.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with D3 Animation, Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) will conduct this event on:

Date                : Thursday, 21 March 2019

Time               : 13.30 – 15.30 WIB

Venue            : D3 Animation Lab, ISI

Jl. Parangtritis, Yogyakarta

SPEAKER

Antonius Wiriadjaja

He is an Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts (IMA) at New York University (NYU). He holds a master of professional studies from NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program and a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. He has taught courses on creative coding, physical computing, wearables, live digital performance, and animation. As a US Fulbright Scholar, Oki teaches creative computing to animation students at the Institut Seni Indonesia in Surakarta (ISI Solo).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.org  Mobile: 0815 799 2089           

 

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Art and Artificial Intelligence

BACKGROUND

We are now entering the era where Artificial Intelligence(A.I.) can produce work that fine art collectors consider to be serious art. But what is A.I.? Is it a tool for the artist, or is it the artist itself? This talk explores two methods that artists and programmers have been using artificial intelligence to create works of art to serve as a springboard for this debate.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Faculty of Language and Art, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) will conduct this event on:

Date                : Thursday, 21 March 2019

Time               : 09.30 – 11.30 WIB

Venue            : Faculty of Language and Art,

  Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY)

  Jl. Colombo No.1 Caturtunggal, Depok, Yogyakarta

SPEAKERS

Dr. Hadjar Pamadhi

Faculty of Language and Art, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY)

Antonius Wiriadjaja

Assistant Arts Professor at New York University (NYU) & US Fulbright Scholar

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.org  Mobile: 0815 799 2089           

 

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN HUMANITIES, EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE

BACKGROUND

International Conference on Advances in Humanities, Education and Language is organized by the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya in 2019 with the following theme: Mainstreaming the Influences on Higher Order of Thinking Skills in Humanities, Education, and Language in Industrial Revolution 4.0. The conference is open for domestic and international students and researchers in the areas. The conference will present keynote speakers from Miyazaki University, Soochow University, Sunchon National University, Universitas Brawijaya and Dr. Edith Dunn, a Conservator/ Cultural Resource Specialist from the United States.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Universitas Brawijaya will conduct this event on:

Date : March 23-24, 2019

Time : 08.00-18.00

Venue : Aria Hotel, Malang, East Java

SPEAKER

Dr. Edith Dunn has more than 20 years experience in evaluating, preserving and restoring historic sites and structures. Her expertise includes material science and specification writing. She earned her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Archaelogical Studies from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA.

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

BACKGROUND

It has been just over 70 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Among these rights are freedom of expression and equality.  Since then, nine core multilateral treaties have been adopted by most nations.  Protection of these human rights has, however, remained inconsistent among the UN member nations.  One reason for this is the myriad cultures and religions, which possess divergent views of what “human rights” are.  Critics of the UDHR claim that it was authored by western nations without regard to other ideologies.  Defenders of the UDHR claim that essential human rights should not be denied due to “cultural relativism.”  This lecture will examine these competing viewpoints. 

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta will conduct this event on:

Date                : Thursday, 14 March 2019

Time               : 09.30 – 11.30 WIB

Venue            : Teatrical Room

  Faculty of Sharia and Law, UIN Sunan Kalijaga

  Jl. Adisucipto, Yogyakarta

SPEAKER

Christopher Cason, JD

Chris’ legal practice in the United States consisted primarily of Federal commercial litigation and insolvency, his pro bono work was highlighted by his founding of the Debtor’s legal clinic in Seattle, Washington.  He also represented as area manager, the largest online retailer in the World, Amazon.com.  Mr. Cason then turned his attention to education.  He taught business law and legal principles at Seattle Pacific University, then went abroad first to South Korea then to his current home in Indonesia.  He has been breaking language barriers and preparing lawyers in these countries to deal with foreign legal issues. Currently, Mr. Cason is using his experience to enhance the Indonesian legal community, Lecturing at the Islamic University of Indonesia, as well as working with the NGO the Indonesian organization for Migrants Rights, on editing the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law, and other comprehensive projects.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.orgMobile: 0815 799 2089

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HOW STATE LAW CAN BENEFIT BUSINESS LAW

BACKGROUND

It is traditionally thought that most commercial law practitioners view state regulation and treaties interfering with freedom of contract and therefore profitability.  From a different perspective, State Law should be seen as both adding security and efficiency to forming business relationships.   Indeed uniform commercial codes and arbitration acts are essentially guarantees that certain agreements are more likely to be enforced, while allowing flexibility.  This perspective is particularly applicable to international business transactions, and can be borne out through examination of various types of commerce.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Kelurga Mahasiswa Magister Ilmu Hukum (KMMH), Fakultas Ilmu Hukum Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) will conduct this event on:

Date                : Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Time               : 09.30 – 11.30 WIB

Venue            : Auditorium, Fakultas Ilmu Hukum Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

 

SPEAKERS

M. Hawin, Ph.D.

Hawin finished his Undergraduate on Law at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), a Master of International Business Laws at American University, USA, and Ph.D. Program at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, UGM. He teaches Commercial Law, especially Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Law, adn International Commercial Law.

 

Christopher Cason, JD

Chris’ legal practice in the United States consisted primarily of Federal commercial litigation and insolvency, his pro bono work was highlighted by his founding of the Debtor’s legal clinic in Seattle, Washington.  He also represented as area manager, the largest online retailer in the World, Amazon.com.  Mr. Cason then turned his attention to education.  He taught business law and legal principles at Seattle Pacific University, then went abroad first to South Korea then to his current home in Indonesia.  He has been breaking language barriers and preparing lawyers in these countries to deal with foreign legal issues. Currently, Mr. Cason is using his experience to enhance the Indonesian legal community, Lecturing at the Islamic University of Indonesia, as well as working with the NGO the Indonesian organization for Migrants Rights, on editing the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law, and other comprehensive projects.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.org  Mobile: 0815 799 2089           

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ACADEMIC WRITING FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, AIFIS is organizing a series of workshop to assist Indonesian researchers preparing manuscripts for submission to international refereed English-language academic journals. The workshops will take place between 2018 and 2020, and will focus on helping Indonesian scholars in overcoming common challenges to submitting and publishing English-language materials to highly ranked publications. Spesifically, the workshops will provide strategies and methods to Indonesian scholars for publishing their research findings internationally.

Qualified mentors selected by AIFIS will help participants identify weaknesses in the structure of their manuscripts and in the presentation of information. The goal is to help authors meet the expectations of editors of international publications, and of the referees who evaluate submissions. The workshops will give participants a greater understanding of the publication process, including submission andevaluation of manuscripts, and insights into the possible reasons why manuscripts are accepted or rejected.

The next of these workshops is scheduled July 8 - 10 at Universitas Katolik Indonesia (Unika) Atma Jaya in Semanggi Jakarta.  For more information, please download the official announcement.  Space in the workshops is limited, so all interested parties are required to submit an application, found here.

For more information, please contact either the AIFIS office in the USA or Jakarta.

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Roundtable on Youth and Demographic Development (RYDD)

Education trends

The MInistry of Research & Higher Education show only 30% of high school graduates continue to higher education. Only 11% of the working age group have undergraduate degrees / diploma certificates. The Central Bureau of Statistics show 6.31% of university graduates are unemployed in 2018, a 1.13% rise from 2017. Diploma certificate unemployment rate have also risen in 2018 from 6.88% to 7.92%.

Implications: According to the IMF, Indonesia must address youth development and unemployment in policy making. The bonus demographic opportunity will require implementing reforms across sectors, especially in education and capacity building. Indonesia must accelerate growth by shifting from primary economic activities towards an economy with diverse industries and services offering higher employment elasticity

Employment trends

A study from Oxford University shows that 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years. This will mostly include primary sector jobs, especially in manufacturing. The world must prepare safeguards against the trend of structural unemployment. Not only is the entire concept of employment about to change dramatically, this future trend is irreversible.

Implications: To compete, Indonesia must prepare a new strategy for higher education, capacity building, and job development. In the context of future opportunities, the Indonesian people must continue to be aware and anticipate Indonesia’s will position in a world where international competition, growth, and inequality will continue to be persistent trends .

Current policies

- Perpres 66/2017: Koordinasi Strategis Lintas Sektor Penyelenggaraan Pelayanan Kepemudaan

- Bappenas: Visi Indonesia 2045

- Bappenas: Indonesian Youth Development Index 2017 (published 2018)

- Kemenpora: Indonesian Youth 2030

- Kemenpora: Communication with youth organisations

- Kemenko PMK: Developing policies to empower youth organisations

- APBN 2019: Mendorong Investasi & Daya Saing Melalui Pembangunan Sumber Daya Manusia

PROBLEMS:

- Lack of coordination for national implementation

- Different objectives and focus

- Different timelines and deadlines

- Limited funding

Project objective

Our February forum will bring together various civil society organisations to convene and determine priority policies/solutions in the scope of education and employment with respect to Indonesia’s projected opportunity for a bonus demographic in 2036.

CONVENE. FACILITATE. ACCELERATE.

The delegations will be gathered into working groups to discuss priority policies/solutions and propose them to the forumfor a vote. The results of the vote would effectively be the groundwork of a roadmap to be launched in 2020 after the June and October forums with Government and Private Sector partners. Our goal is to form a roadmap as a guidelinefor tri-sector partnerships.

Target audience

Due to the coming shift of government administration in 2019, the first forum in february will be focused on civil society organisations and individual experts and figures of influence.

01 | Civil Society Organisations (NGOs, NPOs, Research Organisations)

02 | Experts and Academia

03 | Private Sector Innovators

04 | Government Partners

05 | Figures of Influence

06 | Socially Engaged Youth

Date and Venue:

Monday, Feb 18th, 2019

Jakarta City Hall (Balai Kota Jakarta), Gedung G Lantai 22

At 11 am - 7 pm

Contact: 087785195905 (Andrew) or 08118022188 (Otto)

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Linguistic Etnography: Theory and Method

BACKGROUND

While ethnography is known in humanities and social sciences, linguistic ethnography is relatively new to Indonesians. Nowadays, linguistic ethnography plays an important role for interdisciplinary research which uses ethnography and linguistic in their analysis. Therefore the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya organizes a guest lecture to provide lecturers in Universitas Brawijaya and in Greater Malang area with the theory and method of linguistic ethnography. The guest lecture will be presented by Lusia Marliana Nurani, Ph.D, a graduate of Arizona State University, a Fulbright scholar, and a linguist from ITB, Bandung. Her Ph.D dissertation is an ethography study on the linguistic and social factors of modern Javanese spoken in Yogyakarta. The lecture will be attended not only by lecturers from Universitas Brawijaya, but also from the Greater Malang area. Around 50 attendees will be expected for this event.

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE:

AIFIS in cooperation with Universitas Brawijaya will conduct this event on:

Date : Monday, April 1, 2019

Time : 08.30-12.00 WIB

Venue : FIB Hall, FIB Building A, Universitas Brawijaya, Jalan Veteran, Malang

SPEAKER

Lusia Marliana Nurani, Ph.D is a Fulbright scholar who received her Ph.D from the Arizona State University in the United States. She is an ethnographer and a linguist from ITB, Bandung. Her Ph.D dissertation is an ethography study on the linguistic and social condition of modern Javanese spoken in Yogyakarta. One of its chapters is an ethographic study entitled ‘Peeling Back the External Layer of Onion: Indonesian Language Planning and Policy at the Macro Level and Its Impacts Toward Javanese Language’.

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A Writing Workshop for Publication in the Journal of Forest and Society

Writing workshop hosted by Universitas Papua, AIFIS, Universitas Hasanuddin, journal of Forest and Society, and AMINEF

Call for writing workshop

January 28-30, 2019

Confused about the publishing process and want to learn more about it? Have great data but don’t know how to put together a research publication? Want to turn a thesis/dissertation chapter into a publication? Need a close proofread to your draft and want suggestions about where to submit? Submitted a publication and working through comments in the peer review process?

 AIFIS, Universitas Papua (UNIPA), Universitas Hasanuddin (Unhas), the journal for Forest and Society, and AMINEF will be sponsoring a joint writing workshop in Manokwari on January 28-30th. The aim is to support targeting and submitting articles for successful publications in high level journals. Selected papers will also be invited to submit for publication in the journal of Forest and Society.

 The writing workshop is targeted for those that have made significant progress on a research topic. This means preparation of a substantial literature review, a majority of data collection completed, and those that have conducted meaningful steps on data analysis. During the workshop, participants will learn about the nuts and bolts of publishing, work on [re]structuring their research papers, and will receive close mentoring on their draft manuscripts. Furthermore, the workshop also builds time to work on writing and synthesizing existing drafts in a coherent, well-presented manner. We encourage submissions from a diverse set of disciplines, backgrounds, and expertise.

 

If you are interested, please submit an abstract and draft paper (outline can be sufficient) by email to micahrf@hawaii.edu. The deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2018. Spaces are limited however, so please submit early. The workshop is also envisioned as a catalyst for hosting future writing workshops. We hope that participants will also initiate writing workshops at their own home institutions by applying the syllabus developed from this workshop.

 Workshop Facilitators

Micah Fisher                           Univeristy of Hawaii

Muhammad Alif K. Sahide    Hasanuddin University

 Workshop Organizers

Jonathan McLeod                   University of Arizona

Fitry Pakiding                         University of Papua

 

About Forest and Society

The journal of Forest and Society seeks to provide avenues for developing a better understanding on issues of land, forest, natural resources, and people in Southeast Asia. Beyond publishing quality research, one key principle of our journal is to develop capacity building efforts that improve research approaches and expand a network committed to connecting all the exciting and timely work taking place across the region. The link to the journal website and open access publications are available here: http://journal.unhas.ac.id/index.php/fs/index

 

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 (January 28th)

Morning: Introduction and getting to know each other

·         Introduction to the workshop: about publishing, types of publications, minimum requirements to getting published, targeting journals, peer review, and anything else you want to know.

·         Presenting our research topics: each participant will spend 10 minutes describing their research and receive feedback from peers. Participants will cover the following main topics: What is your title? What is your method? What are the theoretical concepts you are situating your work within? How are you analyzing your data? Why does it matter?

Afternoon: The problem statement

·         Each participant will describe their problem statement and break up into groups. After sharing problem statements, participants will then spend some time writing and re-writing problem statements. You will engage on keywording, communities of research, browsing abstracts, and finding your angle.

 

Day 2 (January 29th)

Morning: The literature review

·         We will begin with different approaches to literature review. How do you enter a theoretical conversation and what does it take to make your data relevant?

·         After the initial discussion, participants will work on writing their literature sections coming up with the tensions in the field, the current discussion, and the missing piece.

Afternoon: The methods section

·         Does your methods section match the overall problem statement? By doing what you say you will do, does that help answer the bigger question? How does data prove your point and how does it move into the realm of relevant research? These are some of the questions that will help us engage on writing about methods. Are your methods mixed, is it a collaborative ethnography, participatory mapping, action research, archival, or a review article? There are ways to really highlight the importance of the way you approached your research. In this session we will simulate different ways of doing so.

 

Day 3 (January 30th)

Morning: Synthesizing the discussion

·         How do you present your findings? Should you begin with tables and diagrams and how do you begin descriptively explaining your findings? Participants will work at using their existing analytical conclusions and try to present them in different ways.

Afternoon

·         Intros, conclusion, and re-visiting your abstracts

·         Doing peer reviews on each other. What does a reviewer do? What guidelines do they follow? What are their roles and responsibilities? What are the ethics involved. In this session, participants will simulate reviews of one another

·         Next steps: targets and schedule going forward. Would you be interested to publish in Forest and Society? Would you be interesting in conducting your own writing workshop?

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WRITING ARTICLES FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL: THEORY AND PRACTICE

This workshop is organized to provide the lecturers with the techniques and strategies to compose an article for international publication. The workshop will be presented by an editor of national and international journals in linguistics from University of Delaware, Ms. Yanti, Ph.D and attended by 33 lecturers and 2 master students from Universitas Brawijaya

Date : Thursday-Friday, January 31- February 1, 2019

Time : 09.00-16.00

Venue : FIB Hall, FIB Building A, Universitas Brawijaya, Jalan Veteran, Malang.

SPEAKER

Yanti, Ph.D. (University of Delaware, USA)

Dr. Yanti is a linguist and an editor for the journals of Linguistik Indonesia published by Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia and NUSA published by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in collaboration with Atmajaya University, Jakarta.

Info:

Ika Nurhayani, Ph.D

Head of the Linguistics Graduate Program, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Brawijaya

Email: inurhayani@gmail.com

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International Conference on Remaking Indonesia 2: Challenges and Opportunities

BACKGROUND

After 1998, some pessimists predicted that Indonesia will fall into disintegration. Far removed from the prediction, Indonesia has made enormous advances over tha past fifteen years. It emerged from authoritarian control, turned around an ailing economy and transformed itself into a regional powerhouse characterized by greater political stability, economic growth, democratic values and more confidence on the world stage. The international community now speaks of the country’s remarkable using terms such as “potential great power” and “pivotal state.” As a direct result of these trends, some commentators have begun to ask whether Indonesia could be a state capable of influencing international affairs, that is, a “Great Power”, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Indeed, if we look hard enough it is possible to spot ‘green shoots’ of change that could remake Indonesia in ways that are more inclusive, more democratic, less corrupt and less violent. Such an outcome is not inevitable, but with so much commentary focused on what is going in the region, it is also important to identify what may well go right. Reflecting on the above problem and existing efforts, the disseminating conference on Re-making Indonesia 2 : Challenges and Opportunities are significant to be held.

 

PARTICIPANTS

The conference is expected to include 300 religious leaders, scholars, and activits throughout Indonesia.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Key issues discussed at the seminar are as follows: a) Challenges and Opportunities for Re-making Indonesia; b) Economic and Socio-religious Challenges from insider (Indonesia); c) Economic, Education and Socio-Religious Challenges from outsider (Iran). In relation to themes, the key speaker is Robert Hefner, Ph.D. - Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University, USA.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

The conference will be held on:

Date                : Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 January 2019

Venue             : Convention Hall, UIN Sunan Kalijaga

                          Jl. Adisucipto, Yogyakarta

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.org

Mobile: 0815 799 2089

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Workshop on Morphosyntax

More than 700 of the world languages are spoken in Indonesia and this has made the country a hotspot of linguistic diversity. However, it has been predicted that many of these languages will disappear by the end of this century. Thus, linguists working in Indonesia play a crucial role in documenting and describing human linguistic diversity. Unfortunately, local linguists possessing the adequate skills to conduct high quality research on language are limited. For this reason, it is essential that Indonesian linguists interested in working on local languages be exposed to the skills needed to carry out basic linguistic fieldwork on understudied language.

Speakers:

1.      Willem Burung  (University of Oxford)

2.      Yanti (Unika Atma Jaya)

Prospective participants:

The prospective participants for this program are:

1.   Undergraduate students

2.   Junior lecturers

This workshop will accommodate maximum of 25 participants

Date and Venue

Date    : Monday-Friday, 3-7 September 2018

Time    : 08:00 – 16:00 WIB

Venue  : Ruang Seminar, K22.02, Gedung K2, Unika Atma Jaya

 

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On Universal Quantification and Exhaustive Focus in Besemah

The conflation of causative and applicative functions in a single morpheme has been fairly well documented in a number of languages of western Indonesia (e.g., the causative/applicative syncretic suffix -kan in Standard Indonesian, which--depending upon the root to which it attaches--functions as a causative (duduk ‘sit’ > duduk-kan ‘seat’), benefactive applicative (buat ‘make’ > buat-kan ‘make for’), or instrumental applicative (balut ‘wrap’ > balut-kan ‘wrap with’). While these causative/applicative syncretic suffixes are widespread throughout the region, it has not been possible to reconstruct a single form. Furthermore, it is also unclear how the syncretism developed in the first place. 

Building upon Ras (1970), Sirk (1996), and Adelaar (2011), this paper presents preliminary findings that suggests that (i) an original benefactive/instrumental-appli cative suffix (possibly *-An) was replaced in many languages with one of two prepositions by either borrowing or through a process of 'replica grammaticalization' (Heine & Kuteva 2003), and (ii) this causative/applicative syncretism arose through an unexpected pathway whereby roots with the applicative suffix combined also with the causative prefix, which was later lost, leaving a single suffix to express both causative and applicative functions.

 

SPEAKER:

Bradley McDonnell, Ph.D. (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

TIME AND VENUE:

Day  : Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Time : 10:00 – 11:30 WIB

Place : Ruang Rapat, K22.03

           K2 Building, Unika Atma Jaya

FURTHER INFORMATION

Email: pkbb@atmajaya.ac.id

 

 

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Academic Writing for International Publication

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, AIFIS is organizing a series of workshops to assist Indonesian researchers preparing manuscripts for submission to international refereed English language academic journals.  The workshops will take place between 2018 and 2020, and will focus on obstacles Indonesian scholars face when submitting English language materials to highly ranked publications, and on strategies and methods to overcome these obstacles.

The next of these workshops is scheduled October 29-31 at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.  For more information, please download the official announcement.  Space in the workshops is limited, so all interested parties are required to submit an application, found here.

For more information, please contact either the AIFIS office in the USA or Yogyakarta.

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Laboratory Animal Science in Indonesia: Perspective and Future Challenges

Organizers

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS)

Indonesian Laboratory Animal Veterinarians Association (ILAVA)

Indonesian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (IALAS)

Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural University (PRC-IPB)

 

Background

Animal research continues to play a vital role in medical, veterinary and scientific breakthrough. Advancement in the medical science and technology relies heavily on scientific research, including those that involve laboratory animals - from basic science to translational research and pre-clinical testing.

It is a well-proven concept that good laboratory animal welfare promotes sound science. While systems for implementation of such concept are well-established in developed countries, Indonesia alongside many other Asian countries is still thriving to achieve similar animal care standards to support their research development. Importantly, Indonesia have shown a significant progress in the field of animal research in the recent decade whereby many institutions; academia, government as well as private sectors, have become more aware of the importance of ethics and welfare pertaining to the care and use of animals. Examples of such actions include the formation or improvement of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in various institutions, development of new animal research facilities, the increase in the number of distributors of laboratory animal equipment and supplies, as well as the launch of competence certification system for laboratory animal veterinarians. The establishment of the National Committee of Medical Research Ethics which includes veterinarian members also shows the support of the government towards a better standard for laboratory animal care.

In response to such encouraging atmosphere, there is a clear need for a forum to discuss current issues, advancement and challenges in the field of laboratory animal research in Indonesia. The Indonesian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (IALAS) and Indonesian Laboratory Animal Veterinarians Association (ILAVA) are professional organizations that share the mission to promote laboratory animal welfare in order to promote better science. These associations are strongly supported by the Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural University (PRC-IPB), which is one of the Centers of Excellence for Research and Technology established by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia. Here, we plan to conduct the first joint International Seminar on Laboratory Animal Science in Indonesia, whereby we will have invited international and national experts to share their knowledge and experience in the field. At the same time, the event will also allow scientists of various backgrounds to share their exciting research and study findings in the topics relevant to laboratory animal science and medicine.

Objective

This event will be a unique opportunity for laboratory animal science community in Indonesia, consisting of researchers, lecturers, students, veterinarians, medical professionals, technicians, ethics committee members from academic institutions, government agencies, and pharmaceutical industry to share knowledge and discuss the strength, potential, regulation and challenges of laboratory animal research, relevant to the situation in Indonesia.

 

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Academic Mentoring as a Pedagogical Tool

BACKGROUND

“You’re not just teaching; you’re teaching people”--Whether looking out at a sea of students from the lecturer’s podium or listening to a senior scholar at a conference, the importance of a relational connection between lectures and their students is as significance as it can be memorable.  By presenting three types of academic mentoring models—the encourager, the discussion-partner, and the director—this workshop will introduce mentoring as a cross-disciplinary tool of investment in academic success.  Mentorship will be approached as a relational experience which can inform the research and writing process, in addition to influencing teaching practices.  Grounded in the presenter’s experience as both student and teacher, this talk will present an opportunity to discuss and practice mentoring models in light of pedagogical possibilities of academic growth for both teachers and students.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabidan Masyarakat (LPPM) Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama (UNU) Yogyakarta will conduct this event on:

Date                : Thursday, 12 July 2018

Time               : 13.30 – 15.00 WIB

Venue             : Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

  Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama (UNU) Yogyakarta

  Jl. Lowanu, Yogyakarta

  Jl. Affandi, Mrican, Sleman

 

SPEAKER

Emilie Coakley is a PhD candidate in music at the university of Pittsburgh.  She is currently in Indonesia as a Fulbright Student Researcher, working on a project titled “Catholic Music in Indonesia: Representation, Identity Formation, and Community Building.”  As both a graduate student and teaching fellow, Emilie knows the importance of academic mentoring first hand and enjoys learning about the potential of mentorship through other’s experiences.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.org  Mobile: 0815 799 2089        

Academic Mentoring as a Pedagogical Tool

BACKGROUND

“You’re not just teaching; you’re teaching people”--Whether looking out at a sea of students from the lecturer’s podium or listening to a senior scholar at a conference, the importance of a relational connection between lectures and their students is as significance as it can be memorable.  By presenting three types of academic mentoring models—the encourager, the discussion-partner, and the director—this workshop will introduce mentoring as a cross-disciplinary tool of investment in academic success.  Mentorship will be approached as a relational experience which can inform the research and writing process, in addition to influencing teaching practices.  Grounded in the presenter’s experience as both student and teacher, this talk will present an opportunity to discuss and practice mentoring models in light of pedagogical possibilities of academic growth for both teachers and students.

 

ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

AIFIS in cooperation with Department of Primary Teacher Education, Universitas Sanata Dharma. Yogyakarta will conduct this event on:

Date                : Thursday, 12 July 2018

Time               : 10.00 – 11.30 WIB

Venue             : Common Room PGSD

  Universitas Sanata Dharma

  Jl. Affandi, Mrican, Sleman

 

SPEAKER

Emilie Coakley is a PhD candidate in music at the university of Pittsburgh.  She is currently in Indonesia as a Fulbright Student Researcher, working on a project titled “Catholic Music in Indonesia: Representation, Identity Formation, and Community Building.”  As both a graduate student and teaching fellow, Emilie knows the importance of academic mentoring first hand and enjoys learning about the potential of mentorship through other’s experiences.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Faishol Adib, M.A                                                          

Email: faishol.adib@aifis.org  Mobile: 0815 799 2089         

  

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Symposium: Academic Writing for International Publication

Background

Each year, universities in Indonesia produce graduate theses and dissertations, yet only a small proportion of this research appears in scholarly journals and books, and the impact of material that is published is low. Several reasons explain why. One is that writing a dissertation is vastly different from writing for publication; the graduate student learns how to do the first but not necessarily the second. Academics today face great pressure to publish research findings in highly regarded journals. Hence the need for training in academic writing is felt more strongly now than before. A further challenge arises from the fact that English is not the first language of Indonesian scholars.

The purpose of the symposium is to help researchers prepare manuscripts that will clear an initial editorial screening and be sent out for peer review. The presentations will:

• Explain what editors look for when reviewing submissions;

• Explain the evaluation process and how to respond to referees’ reports;

• Highlight the underlying dynamics or argumentation in a research article so that the presentation is clear and effective;

• Increase awareness of linguistic conventions that help convey ideas accurately, clearly and appropriately;

• Discuss strategies for planning and revising a manuscript.

In lectures and breakout sessions, the Mentors conducting the workshop will address some of the most common weaknesses in academic writing, including the following.

• Absence of a clearly stated research question;

• Lack of an argument developed in response to the research question;

• Failure to identify the central issue when writing the abstract and introduction;

• Failure to identify a target audience;

• Insufficient explanation of the significance of the research;

• Inclusion of irrelevant material;

• Excessive detail in the supporting data; and

• Failure to provide adequate support for the argument.

 

TIME:

Wednesday, March 7 2018

at 13.00 - 17.00

 

VENUE:

Gedung 2 (Ruang 2401)

Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya.

Universitas Indonesia

Jalan Prof. Dr. Selo Soemardjan

Depok, Jawa Barat 16424

 

SPEAKERS:

Siddharth Chandra (Michigan State University) is President of the American Institute for Indonesian Studies.

Paul Kratoska is Publishing Director and formerly Managing Director for NUS Press at the National University of Singapore. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the US Association for Asian Studies, past editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies and the current editor of the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Before moving into academic publishing, he taught Southeast Asian history at the Ateneo de Manila (1975-77), Universiti Sains Malaysia (1977-87) and the National University of Singapore (1987-2005).

Susan Lopez-Nerney taught language, writing and professional communication in the Centre for English Language Communication at the National University of Singapore from 1992 until 2013. She now designs and conducts writing workshops for graduate degree candidates and junior faculty.

Paul Nerney taught language, writing and critical thinking for the Centre for English Language Communication at the National University of Singapore and for the University Scholars Programme. He helped design the academic curriculum for the university’s residential college, and currently designs and runs writing workshops for graduate degree candidates and junior scholars.

For more information contact AIFIS Jakarta at aifis.jakarta@aifis.org

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