Public Lecture “The Need to Develop and Export Indonesian Islamic Thought: Inside and Outside Perspectives” — Dec 1, 2016, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Public Lecture


The Need to Develop and Export Indonesian Islamic Thought:

Inside and Outside Perspectives”


For a long time, the transmission of Islamic thought has been seen as a one-way transfer: from the Arab heartland to the “peripheries,” including Indonesia. This view paints the Indonesians as the consumers of Islamic thought, not its producers. Yet, a closer analysis reveals that Indonesia has become a major producer of Islamic thought, especially since the Reformasi. In spite of this, Islamic though that originates in the most populous Muslim country has a very limited reach. This lecture will discuss the global potential of Indonesian Islamic thought and the strategies to actualize this potential, leading to transformation in thinking—both locally and globally.



AIFIS in cooperation with Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LPPM) and al-Jami’ah UIN Sunan Kalijaga will conduct this lecture on:

Date      : Thursday, 1 December 2016

Time      : 09.00 – 11.30 WIB

Venue         : LPPM Room, 2nd floor, Research Center Building, UIN Sunan Kalijaga



Prof. Yudian Wahyudi, Ph.D.

He is currently the Rector of UIN Sunan Kalijaga. He studied for an M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at McGill University, Canada. From 2002 to 2004 , he take a Postdoctoral program at Harvard Law School, Cambridge. In 2004-2005, he was a lecturer in Islamic Studies at Comparative Department, Tufts University, USA.


Ermin Sinanovic, Ph.D.

He is currently the Director of Research and Academic Programs at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), where he is also the Director of The Fairfax Institute at Virginia, USA. Before joining the IIIT, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. He studied for an M.A and a Ph.D in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His research interests include transnational Islamic revival, revival and reform in Islam, Islamic political thought, Southeast Asian politics, and Islam and politics in general. He speaks Bosnian, English, Arabic, and Malay.



Faishol Adib, M.A                    

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