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.
The conference is expected to include 300 religious leaders, scholars, and activits throughout Indonesia.
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
Faishol Adib, M.A
Mobile: 0815 799 2089