All you need to know about the upcoming presidential elections in Indonesia.
Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, elects a new president 14 Feb.
In the world’s largest single-day election, more than 50% of eligible voters are aged under 40. Young people will play an important role in deciding who will lead Southeast Asia’s emerging economic superpower.
But will the elections result in a major generational shift, or simply deliver continuity, whoever wins?
We have invited Meta Mulyani (student, UiB), Sofie Schütte (CMI), Kari Telle (CMI) and Aled Williams (CMI) for breakfast to discuss the upcoming elections. The conversation will be moderated by Aron Corbett (University of Melbourne). A light breakfast will be served.Facebook event
Meta Mulyani is a master's student in Global Development Theory and Practice at UiB, currently conducting research focused on intersecting climate change and agriculture in Central Java, Indonesia for her master thesis.
Kari Telle is a social anthropologist who works on the 'politics of faith' focusing on the legal regulation of religion, religious minorities, militias, conflict management and justice in Indonesia.
Telle is a social anthropologist and journalist with long-term research experience in Indonesia since 1994, spanning various aspects of religion and religious change (Islam, Hinduism), including ritual, state management of religion, religious minorities, blasphemy trials, secularism and the politics of religious freedom.
Sofie Schütte is a social scientist with a focus on corruption and anti-corruption measures in the justice sector.
Sofie Schütte leads U4’s thematic work on the Justice Sector and Anti-Corruption Agencies. In the past, she worked as an advisor for the Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (United Nations Development Program) and as an integrated expert for the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission in Jakarta. She holds a Master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies, Business & Economics, and Sociology from the University of Passau, Germany. In 2012, Sofie Schütte completed her PhD on the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission at the University of Melbourne.
Aled Williams is a political scientist focused on policy effectiveness, anti-corruption, and the politics of resource extraction, using political economy and political ecology approaches.
Williams’ main research interest is in the uneven politics of natural resource-driven economic development, particularly corruption, neoliberal environmentalism, hypercapitalist growth, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, green energy transitions and inequality. Geographically, his primary focus is on Indonesia and Southeast Asia, but he has also had assignments across Africa and Latin America.
Aron Corbett is the current editor of Indonesia at Melbourne blog hosted at the University of Melbourne. He is also a former Australian diplomat who completed assignments at the Australian Consulate-Generals in Bali and Makassar.
He studied a Master in Economics and Business Administration at the Norwegian School of Economics.