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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Category: Indonesia“Local and Regional Food Security Challenges and Issues”

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Category: Indonesia"Membela Yang Lemah: Menggali Ide Pluralisme Gus Dur"

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Five Previous Events:

  • Public Discussion : RELIGION AND GLOBALIZATION - June 17, 2014,

    This Public Discussion will present two speakers. The first speaker is Prof. James W. Morris who will deliver Religion and the Challenges of Globalization: A Constructive Perspective. He will focus on three of contemporary challenges: 1) The challenge of cultural creativity and diversity (ihsan), in every area of life; 2) the challenge of interreligious cooperation and mobilization in respect to our shared, common global human responsibilities (the environment and the natural world, human rights, justice); and 3) the challenge of communication, education, and effective inclusion of the increasing range of people who are estranged from what they imagine to be "religion.”
    The second speaker is Hilman Latief. Ph.D. who will present Islam Charities, Dakwa and Globalization: Transnational Islamic Relief Associations in Indonesia. In his presentation, he will analyzes the extent to which Islamic aid associations from Western and Middle Eastern countries define and address welfare issues, establish a partnership with local institutions, as well as place their missions in the Indonesia’s social, cultural and political landscape.

    About speakers :
    Prof James W.Morris,
    Prior to joining Boston College, Professor Morris held the Sharjah Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, and he has taught previously at Princeton University, Oberlin College, Temple University, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies in Paris and London. He has served as visiting professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), University of Malaya, and University of Sarajevo, and he lectures and gives workshops widely throughout Europe and the Muslim world.

    Hilman Latief, Ph.D.
    Hilman Latief is an assistant professor of Islamic Studies at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, with special interest in modern Muslim social and intellectual history in Southeast Asia.

    This Public Discussion will be held on:
    Day : Tuesday, 17 June 2014
    Time : 09.30 – 11.30 WIB
    Place : Fakultas Agama Islam Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY)

    Further information :
    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 Fakultas Agama Islam Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UM
  • Diskusi Buku – U.S. Alumni Sharing Effort "KETIKA MAKKAH MENJADI SEPERTI LAS VEGAS" - June 18, 2014,

    Buku “Ketika Makkah Menjadi Seperti Las Vegas” merupakan respon atas kondisi ketika agama menjadi empty shell, kekosongannya akan segera diisi oleh hal-hal yang bersifat keduniawian dalam segala bentuknya. Agama dengan simbol-simbol tradisionalnya akan berubah menjadi sekadar "formula sukses" dan Tuhan cuma diperlakukan sebagai, dalam bahasa Fromm, "a partner in business."
    Demikianlah, ketika kekuatan kapitalis mendistorsi konsep agama, agama terancam tinggal menjadi semacam tubuh yang kehilangan kepala dan jantung hatinya, tinggal menjadi wujud tanpa signifikansi. Agama terkooptasi; kekuatannya justru merongrong misi sucinya, bahkan boleh jadi malah menjadi pelindung agen para pendosa. Agama menjadi apa yang oleh Leo Yang Agung disebut sebagai a respectable cloak for sin, "jubah mulia bagi berbagai dosa", kehilangan moralitas, kehilangan yang "suci", "baik" dan "adil". Lalu, yang tertinggal hanyalah serangkaian kepercayaan, ritualisme kosong makna, atau paling banter semacam etiket. Ketaatan terhadapnya malah menjadi ironi bagi misi sucinya.
    Ketika Makkah Menjadi Seperti Las Vegas adalah suara keprihatinan yang mengajak kita untuk menegakkan agama sebagai rahmat bagi semesta.
    Penulis buku “Ketika Makkah Menjadi Seperti Las Vegas” adalah Syafaatin Almirzaman (Nama Pena: Mirza Tirta Kusuma). Sebagai dosen religious studies pada Universitas Islam, ia pernah menjadi visiting professor dan Malaysian Chair for Islam in SEA pada Geoergetown University, Washington DC. Mirza adalah Founding Director the La Convivencia Center for Human Rights and Religious Values. Sebagai Board member Interfidei Foundation, Board Member Central Asia Production Research, Chicago, Mirza juga pernah menjadi direktur direktorat akademik, ketua jurusan, research coordinator Institute for Inter-faith Dialogue in Indonesia, INTERFIDEI, visiting professor dalam Women and Islam pada Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, dan visiting professor Islamic Studies pada Sanata Dharma Catholic University di Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Mirza mempunyai afiliasi profesional dengan American Academy of Religion, Ibn ’Arabi Society, serta Fellowship of Reconciliation, dan Asociation for Asian Studies, keduanya di USA.
    Sebagai seorang aktivis dialog agama tingkat nasional maupun internasional, Mirza mempunyai spesialisasi dalam bidang tasawuf, dialog agama, dan perbandingan mistisisme. Dia pernah tinggal pada Coptic Catholic Seminary, di Mesir selama penelitiannya mengenai hubungan Kristen-Muslim di Mesir, suatu pengalaman immersion dengan tradisi non-Muslim di luar negaranya. Mirza telah banyak berkunjung ke berbagai negara, baik untuk penelitian, seminar, maupun presentasi paper-papernya mengenai isu-isu tentang dialog agama dan hak asasi manusia, di antaranya: Turki, Belanda, Jerman, Roma, Spanyol, Korea, Lebanon, Iran, Kambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Prancis, Taiwan, Norwegia, Mesir, Canada, Jepang, dan the USA, serta Oxford.
    Di antara buku-buku yang ditulisnya: When Mystics Masters Meet: Towards a New Matrix for ChristianMuslim Dialogue, Blue Dome Publication, New Jersey, USA, 2011. Scriptural Hermeneutics, An Interfaith Discussion, What Should NonMuslim Know about Islam. Dia adalah juga editor buku Hermeneutics: A Reader (bersama Sahiron Syamsuddin), Hermeneutics: Application, dan Curriculum a Reader.

    Kegiatan Diskusi Buku ini akan dilaksanakan pada:
    Hari, tanggal : Rabu, 18 Juni 2014
    Waktu : 09.30 – 12.00 WIB
    Tempat : Convention Hall, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta

    Pembicara kegiatan tersebut adalah tersebut adalah:
    1. Syafaatun Almirzaman, Ph.D. (Alumni Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, USA)
    2. Prof. Dr. Franz Magnis Suseno, SJ (Guru Besar STF Driyarkara, Jakarta)
    3. Prof. Dr. Martin Van Bruinessen (Guru Besar Utrecht University, Belanda)

    Informasi lanjut :
    Faishol Adib, M.A
    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 Convention Hall, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta
  • Roundtable Discussion Rethinking the Interface between Islamic Learning and Society: Educating for Lifelong Creativity - June 19, 2014,

    Educational institutions, like religious ones, are remarkably conservative in every culture—a fact which makes them particularly problematic in times like our own, when we must prepare students, as future teachers and leaders, for responding creatively and effectively to ongoing cultural, social and political transformations that lie beyond the horizon of our own formative experiences, and perhaps even our imagination. Whatever our particular fields of study, research and teaching, the traditional operating assumptions of academic taqlid are inherently ill-adapted to this fundamental contemporary educational challenge. As a starting point for discussion and sharing of other participants’ own pedagogical discoveries, this talk will take up a few recent experiences and insights from our own areas of teaching in Islamic Studies.

    Speaker :
    Prof. James W. Morris
    Prior to joining Boston College, Professor Morris held the Sharjah Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, and he has taught previously at Princeton University, Oberlin College, Temple University, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies in Paris and London. He has served as visiting professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), University of Malaya, and University of Sarajevo, and he lectures and gives workshops widely throughout Europe and the Muslim world.

    This Public Lecture will be held on:
    Day : Thursday, 19 June 2014
    Waktu : 09.30 – 12.00 WIB
    Place : Interactive Center, 1st Floor, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora,
    UIN Sunan Kalijaga

    Further information :
    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 Interactive Center, 1st Floor, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Huma
  • Public Lecture "Social Protection in Indonesia: Evaluating the Health Insurance Program for the Poor." - June 26, 2014,

    In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the response of the Indonesian government to the financial crisis of 1997 by initiating a number of new social safety net programs that included health subsidies directly targeting the needy. The program involved the distribution of health cards to low-income households to provide access to government-subsidized health care at community health centers and public hospitals, and in 2005 it was replaced by a ‘Health Insurance for the Poor’ (Askeskin) program that targeted 60 million people. Using longitudinal research data involving 7000 Indonesian households, he evaluates the effects of this health insurance program. In the talk, he will address some of the following questions: How effectively has this program been targeted to those who need it? Has the health-seeking behavior of the program's participants changed? And finally, has the program improved health outcomes?

    Ranjan Shrestha is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Montana. He completed his PhD in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2007. He teaches principles and intermediate macroeconomics, health economics, labor economics, and advanced development economics. His research areas are in the fields of development, labor and demographic, and health economics with a focus on evaluating health policies in developing countries. He is currently working on evaluating social protection programs in Indonesia using the Indonesian Family Life Survey. He has held visiting positions at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI) at the Australian National University and at the Center for Population and Policy Studies (CPPS) at Gadjah Mada University.

    This Public Lecture will be held on:
    Day : Thursday, 26 June 2014
    Waktu : 10.00 – 12.00 WIB
    Place : Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

    Further information
    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 Universitas Muhammadiyah
  • Public Discussion "Islam in America" - July 2, 2014,

    Background
    There are estimated to be 6 - 7 million Muslims living in America and the number is growing rapidly through immigration, conversion, and the birth of a new generation. During this Public Discussion, the speaker will speak about the isolated, assimilation, and integrated model in the context of “Western Muslims and the Future of Islam”. The speaker will also explain about Muslims as minorities in America who deal with different challenges than Muslims in a majority Muslim country may face as will be seen.

    Speaker:
    Jawad Bayat is a visiting Henry Luce Exchange Student with the CRCS/ICRS program. He is a Master’s degree student at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is hoping to serve his community in America as a Muslim chaplain. His course of study at the Hartford Seminary is within Islamic Chaplaincy, and Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations. Prior to this, Jawad received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and teaching with a focus upon students with disabilities. He is a first-generation American who was born to Afghan parents. He has been engaged with interreligious cooperation and dialogue, pastoral care to his university students, and in leading prayer services.

    Time:
    This Public Discussion will be held on:
    Day : Wednesday, 2 July 2014
    Waktu : 19.30 WIB
    Place : Masjid Rahmatan lil Alamin, Jl. Imogiri Barat, Km.8, Bantul Yogyakarta

    Further Information
    Faishol Adib, M.A
    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 Masjid Rahmatan lil Alamin, Yogyakarta

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