The state of Indonesia: A pre-election expert panel

Event on April 9, 2019

Explore the key issues at stake for Indonesia in the lead-up to the 2019 election.

Indonesia: it’s the most populous country in Southeast Asia and on 17 April it’s heading to the polls. This historic election is the first time that the presidential and general election have been held on the same day in Indonesia.

Join our expert panel the week before the election to learn more about the key issues at stake for Indonesia and our region. How has food sovereignty and resource nationalism played out during the campaign? Where do cultural activism and sexual politics fit in? And what considerations have candidates given to disability and social inclusion?

Chaired by Professor of Indonesian Law, Simon Butt and featuring distinguished panellists from across each of SSEAC’s five research clusters, this event is the ideal primer for anyone with an interest in the future of Indonesia.

The panel session will be followed by an extended Q&A session with the audience.

This panel is co-hosted by SSEAC, the Department of Indonesian Studies and AIYA NSW.


Chair: Professor Simon Butt

  • Dr Russell Toth, The University of Sydney – Economic and Social Development
  • Dr Jeff Neilson, The University of Sydney – Environment and Resources
  • Mr Antoni Tsaputra, UNSW Sydney – Health
  • Dr Intan Paramaditha, Macquarie University – Heritage and the Arts
  • Professor Michele Ford, The University of Sydney – State and Society

Interested to attend? Confirm your RSVP here.

Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.

Event The state of Indonesia: A pre-election expert panel
Date and time April 9, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm
Venue Lecture Theatre 200, Social Sciences Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006