Events Calendar

Research Presentations
Our Jakarta office will host seminars, symposia, conferences, and research presentations for visiting U.S. researchers and Indonesian academics alike on the topic of “Contemporary Indonesian Studies,” broadly defined.

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Five Previous Events:

  • Knowledge Management Talk ”How to develop a good and highly accessible library” - November 26, 2014,

    Background
    Knowledge innovation management in libraries refers to the management of the production, diffusion and transfer of knowledge as well as of the network systems constructed by related institutions and organizations. It includes three aspects, namely, theoretical innovation management of knowledge, technical innovation management and organizational innovation management.
    Theoretical innovation management is to enrich and enlarge the theoretical and practical research fields of library science and information science through pursuing the latest development trends in library science the world over. Technical innovation management is to manage the network systems constructed by institutions and organizations that relate to the full course of technical innovation. In their evolution from conventional libraries to electronic libraries, or digital libraries, Libraries should make technical breakthroughs and progress and build up technical facilities to support knowledge management. Organizational innovation management is to create a set of effective organizational management systems adaptable to the requirements in the electronic library era to support and strengthen knowledge management activities, by optimizing the functional departments and operation procedures of libraries.
    In these systems, it firstly requires that leaders who take charge of knowledge management activities should undertake to formulate the management plans and coordinate all knowledge management related activities. Secondly, it requires establishment of special leading groups of knowledge flow for accomplishing all tasks relating to knowledge management activities. Electronic resources committees are established composed of various types of specialists to take charge of evaluating, procuring and creating the electronic resources on the one hand, and coordinating activities of business departments and spurring them on to close cooperation in such fields as procurement and organization of the electronic information resources as well as providing services on the other hand.
    In the end of event, we invite all participants to come to our book launching entitled Ekonomi Kerakyatan. Ekonomi Kerakyatan is the compilation of our serial discussion held during 2014 from several experts. This launching also meant to partners to join in our events so that the knowledge delivery goes broadly to communities.

    Speakers
    1. Erenst Anip (Library Assistant Professor at University of Vermont)
    2. Carol L. Mitchell (Field Director of Library of Congress, Jakarta Office)

    Time & Venue
    This event will be held on:
    Day : Wednesday, 26 November 2014
    Time : 2 pm – 4.30 pm
    Place : Ruang A.204 L, Kampus Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional (USBI)
    Jl. Mt. Haryono, Kav. 58-60, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan

    Further Information
    Annas Bentari
    Email: annas7gs@gmail.com Mobile: 0812 9941 7460
    AIFIS Jakarta Office
    Indonesia Office and Research Center, Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional
    Mulia Business Park, 2nd Floor, Building A
    Jl. MT. Haryono Kav. 58-60, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan

    Map to AIFIS Indonesian Office
  • – Diskusi Publik POLITIK IDENTITAS SUNDA WIWITAN DAN DAYAK MERATUS - December 2, 2014,

    Latar belakang

    Di penghujung masa Pemerintahan SBY, muncul kontroversi tentang dibolehkankannya mengosongkan kolom agama di Kartu Tanda Penduduk Elentronik (eKTP). Yang menarik adalah penjelasan dari Menteri Dalam Negeri, Gamawan Fauzi, yang mengatakan bahwa kebijakan boleh mengosongkan identitas agama di eKTP merupakan bentuk apresiasi negara terhadap kelompok-kelompok spiritual dan keagamaan lokal (seperti Kejawen, Kebatinan, Sunda Wiwitan, Kaharingan) yang tidak masuk dalam salah satu agama yang diakui secara resmi oleh negara. Sayangnya, kontroversi pengosongan kolom agama di eKTP yang selama ini muncul lebih didominsai oleh suara-suara dari elit (seperti Kemendagri, Kemenag, wakil Ormas, Parpol, Komnas HAM, serta aktivis LSM) dan kurang mengelaborasi suara dari komunitas-komunitas agama lokal itu sendiri. Kenyataan ini menunjukkan bahwa komunitas religi lokal masih belum leluasa mendefinisikan dirinya sendiri. Identitas keberagamaannya pun masih ditentukan oleh elit-elit tertentu.
    Pertanyaan yang menarik untuk dikaji terkait dengan kontroversi pengosongan identitas agama di e-KTP tersebut antara lain: Seberapa urgen kebijakan tersebut di mata komunitas spiritual dan agama lokal? Sejauh mana kebijakan tersebut akan membawa perubahan politik keagamaan negara yang lebih berkeadilan terhadap komunitas-komunintas keagamaan lokal dan marginal? Apa dampak kebijakan tersebut terhadap konstelasi peta keagamaan baik secara nasional maupun global?

    Pembicara

    1. Eliyyil Akbar (STAIN Gajah Putih Tekengon, Aceh)
    2. Ahmad Rafiq, Ph.D. (Alumnus Temple University, Dosen Fakultas Ushuluddin dan Pemikiran Islam UIN Sunan Kalijaga)

    Waktu dan tempat

    Diskusi ini akan dilaksanakan pada:
    Hari : Selasa, 2 Desember 2014
    Waktu : 09.00 – 12.00 WIB
    Pla Tempat : Smart Room Lt. 2
    Fakultas Ushuluddin dan Pemikiran Islam, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta

    Map to Smart Room Lt. 2
  • Diskusi Serial Tokoh Pluralis Indonesia #4 “Dialog Antar Pemeluk Agama: Mempelajari Pemikiran & Perjuangan TH Sumartana” - December 5, 2014,

    Latar Belakang

    Salah satu pemikiran penting TH Sumartana adalah tereduksinya agama oleh kepentingan elit. Akibatnya, kandungan agama yang sebenarnya bernilai universal menjadi bias maknanya ketika diterjemahkan oleh umat. Sehingga, substansi agama menjadi tereduksi oleh distorsitas nilai agama yang universal tersebut. Analoginya adalah gerhana matahari ketika cahaya matahari seperti tertutupi oleh bayangan lain sehingga sinar aslinya tidak tampak. Untuk menjawab persoalan tersebut, TH Sumartana mendorong hadirnya agama di tengah-tengah masyarakat sebagai penolong manusia. Agama dapat membantu mengembalikan kesadaran batiniah manusia agar mampu keluar dari persoalan sehari-hari.

    Pembicara

    M Iqbal Ahnaf, Ph.D. menyelesaikan Program Master dari Eastern Mennonite University, USA, dan Program Ph.D. dari Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Fokus penelitiannya pada 2 isu: Islamist movements in democratic context dan Religious-based violence and peacebuilding. Selain meneliti, M. Iqbal Ahnaf juga menjadi pengajar pada Program Master Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) UGM.

    Waktu dan tempat

    Diskusi Serial Tokoh Pluralis Indonesia #4 ini akan dilaksanakan pada:
    Hari : Jumat, 5 Desember 2014
    Waktu : 13.30 – 15.30 WIB
    Tempat : Tekno Klas, Lantai 1, Fakultas Syariah dan Hukum,
    UIN Sunan Kalijaga

     

    Map to Tekno Klas, Lantai 1,
  • Mind the Gap: Bridging the Divide between the Life and Social Sciences in Indonesian and American Studies - December 18, 2014,

    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    06:00 – 08.30 pm

    @america

    Pacific Place Mall, 3rd Floor #325
    Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Kav. 52-53
    United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) and @america, are proud to host an Open Forum on Mind the Gap: Bridging the Divide between the Life and Social Sciences in Indonesian and American Studies.

    The growing divide between the natural life and social sciences has been one of the spotted topics both in the U.S. and Indonesia. This forum presents four findings by American and Indonesian scholars on forestry, environmental, and agricultural studies in the United States and Indonesia.

    Prof. Herman Hidayat from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) will discuss forest management policy in the United States and Indonesia. He will also discuss how it impacts the local community and environment.

    Ms. Lisa Kelley will discuss the changes of land cover and its implications towards environmental policy by examining study case of cacao agriculture in Southeast Sulawesi.

    Mr. Matthew Minarchek will present his findings on the wildlife conservation, specifically in the Gayo highlands and Alas Valley in Aceh, Sumatra by looking through historical lenses.

    Ms. Jenny Goldstein will discuss about the agricultural practices of transmigration communities in Kalimantan.

    Please join USINDO, AMINEF, AIFIS and @america on December 18, 2014 for this Open Forum, which will give us a deeper understanding on the growing divide between the natural life and social sciences, both in the United States and Indonesia.

    This event is open and FREE of charge. NO RSVP is required.

    Map to @America
  • Diskusi Serial Tokoh Pluralis Indonesia #5 “Menelusuri Jejak Pemikiran Pluralisme Nur Cholish Madjid” - December 19, 2014,

    LATAR BELAKANG

    Nurcholis Madjid, yang lebih populer dipanggil Cak Nur, lahir pada tanggal 17 Maret 1939 di lingkungan keluarga kyai yang terhormat di Jombang, Jawa Timur. Setelah mengenyam pendidikan di pesantren, ia melanjutkan pendidikan di IAIN Jakarta, lalu menyelesaikan program doktor di Universitas Chicago, Amerika Serikat. Pemikiran Cak Nur tentang pluralisme menjadikannya sebagai salah satu pemikir muslim terdepan di Indonesia. Gagasan Cak Nur dinilai sebagai sumber pluralisme dan keterbukaan mengenai ajaran Islam. Pemikiran yang paling kontroversialnya adalah ketika ia menyatakan “Islam Yes, Partai Islam No.” Pemikiran ini tidak bisa diterima oleh semua kalangan muslim yang pada waktu bersamaan sedang berjuang mendirikan partai-partai berlabel Islam.

    PEMBICARA

    Samsul Maarif, Ph.D. adalah alumnus Arizona State University. Kini menjadi dosen Program Master pada Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) UGM.
    WAKTU DAN TEMPAT

    Diskusi Serial Tokoh Pluralis Indonesia #5 ini akan dilaksanakan pada:
    Hari : Jumat, 19 Desember 2014
    Waktu : 13.30 – 15.30 WIB
    Pla Tempat : Tekno Klas, Lantai 1, Fakultas Syariah dan Hukum,
    UIN Sunan Kalijaga

    INFORMASI LANJUT

    Faishol Adib
    Email: faisholadib@gmail.com Mobile: 0815 799 2089
    AIFIS Yogyakarta Office
    Pusat Studi Sosial Asia Tenggara (PSSAT), Gedung PAU UGM Sayap Timur Lantai 1
    Jl. Teknika Utara, Barek, Yogyakarta 55281

    Map to Tekno Klas, Lantai 1

Five Upcoming Events:

  • - Public Lecture "Sacred Texts in Interfaith Dialogue" - May 27, 2015,

    BACKGROUND

    Sacred Texts of Muslims and Christians promote interfaith dialogue and allow for interfaith relationships that are respectful and peaceful. This lecture will elaborate how Christians and Muslims have viewed and interpreted their sacred texts throughout their histories with reference to interfaith dialogue, and how they are reconsidering their religious and spiritual teachings about interfaith dialogue in light of the increasing threats to humanity because of conflict among religion adherents.

     

    ACTIVITY, DATE, AND VENUE

    AIFIS in cooperation with Graduate School of UIN Sunan Kalijaga will conduct this event on:

    Date                : Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Time                : 13.00 – 15.00 WIB

    Venue              : Hall Lantai 1, Pascasarjana UIN Sunan Kalijaga

    Speakers:

    Prof. Muhammad Shafiq

    He is the executive director of the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, and is professor of world religions and Islamic studies at Nazareth College, New York. He also holds IIIT Chair in Interfaith Studies at Nazareth College.  Shafiq holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University, Philadelphia. He teaches courses on world religions including a courses on the Civil Rights Movement: Martin and Malcolm.

    Shalahuddin Kafrawi, Ph.D.

    He is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York. He holds a M.A. from Islamic Studies, McGill University, Canada, and Ph.D.from Binghamton University, New York. He teaches The West and the Qur’an, Peace and Violence in the Qur’an, Qur’an on Religious Pluralism, Jihad, Religion and Cosmology, and
    Medieval Philosophy.

    Richard C. Salter, Ph.D.

    He is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Chicago. He wrote a dissertation on "Religious Group Formation in the West Indies: A Case Study of Religious Change among Catholics, Pentecostal and Rastafarians in the Commonwealth of Dominica." He teaches Rethinking Jesus, Genocide in the 20th Century, Liberating Theology, and Christianity and Culture

    Map to Hall Lantai 1, Pascasarjana UIN Sunan Kalijaga
  • TEACHING AND ASSESSING ENGLISH WRITING IN THE MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS - June 9, 2015,

    Unika Atmajaya with support from AIFIS, will conduct this event on:

    Date : 9 Juni 2015, 10 am - 12pm
    Venue : Gedung Yustinus Lt. 14, Unika Atma Jaya, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, 51. Jakarta 12930

    Speakers: Paul Kei Matsuda PhD (Arizona State University)

    Moderator :Dr. Setiyono Sugiharto

    Speaker background :

    Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University. He is also Concurrent Professor at Nanjing University.
    He has published widely on second language writing in various journals and edited collections in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition and TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications. He has presented plenary and keynote talks as well as lectures and workshops in various countries, including China, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Qatar, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United States.
    Paul is Founding Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and Series Editor of the Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing. He has also served as the founding chair of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and the Chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus.
    The First Vice President and President-Elect of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), he is current organizing American Association for Applied Linguistics (#AAAL2015) in Toronto, Canada (March 21-24, 2015).
    Paul has previously served as the director of writing programs at the University of New Hampshire and Arizona State University. He also has taught a wide variety of courses in applied linguistics, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, and TESOL at Purdue University, Miami University, and the University of New Hampshire. In addition, he has held visiting professor and researcher positions at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Jilin University (China), Nagoya University (Japan), Penn State University (USA), Shih Chien University (Taiwan), Tamkang University (Taiwan), Thammasat University (Thailand), the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR), and the University of Utah (USA).

    Map to Gedung Yustinus, Lantai 14
  • THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON LINGUISTICS (ISOL-2) August 12-13, 2015 - August 12, 2015,

    THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON LINGUISTICS (ISOL-2)
    August 12-13, 2015

    POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM OF LINGUISTICS AND LINGUISTICS SOCIETY OF INDONESIA
    FACULTY OF HUMANITIES ANDALAS UNIVERSITY, PADANG WEST SUMATRA INDONESIA

    Language And Civilization
    About ISOL-2

    ISOL is a bineal international seminar held by the Linguistics Graduate Program of Faculty of Humanity, Andalas University in colloboration with the Linguistic Society of Indonesia (MLI), Chapter Padang. ISOL aims to provide a discussion platform for linguists and language observers accross Indonesia. Its main objective is to enhance the exchange of research and new approaches in language studies. The seminar is open to interested people from outside of Indonesia.

    The 2nd ISOL will be held  in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The theme of the Seminar is Language and Civilization. This seminar aims at bringing together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of language and culture and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

    Theme

    The theme of the 2nd ISOL Language and Civilization. The seminar aims at facilitating diverse dialogues among linguists, scientists and scholars from different backgrounds about language as a social construct as well as a tool to understand social reality.

    Keynote & Plenary Presentations

    The seminar has the following keynote or invited speakers:

    1. Prof. James T. Collins (Institute of Ethnic Studies, UKM, Malayisa)
    2. Dr. Yabit Alas (Institute of Asean Studies, Brunei University)
    3. Dr. Katrina (Atma Jaya Univ. Jakarta and the Director of Linguistic Society of Indonesia)
    4. Dr. Suryadi (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
    5. Prof. Song Seung Won (Hankok Univ. Korea)
    6. Dr. Timothy McKinnon (Delaware Univ and AIFIS, Jakarta)
    7. Prof. Nadra (Andalas University, Indonesia)

    Schedule and Venue

    The Seminar will be held on from August 12 to 13, 2015 at the 3rd floor of Postrgraduate Building, Andalas University.
    • Programme (Tentative
    • Opening (Tentative)
    • Gala Dinner (Tentative)
    • One Day Tour

    Call for Papers

    The committee accepts manuscripts of original research that have not been published anywhere else. Both abstracts and full paper are written in English. The committee invite submissions for an abstract (and full papers) in accordance with the theme of the seminar but not limmited to the following topics:
    • Language and Mind
    • Language as Social Construct
    • Language and Society
    • Language and Social Change
    • Language and Identiy
    • Language and Religion
    • Language and Science
    • Language and Modernization
    • Language and Globalization
    • Language and Media
    • Language and Politics
    • Language and Culture
    • Language and History
    • Micro-linguistics

    The conference website will be opened for submissions in March 12, 2015. Submission deadline is in June 1, 2015. All submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers.

    Please visit ISOL-2 website

    http://isol.fib.unand.ac.id/?p=274#more-274

    Map to Postgraduate Building, 3rd floor, Universitas Andalas
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