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Friday 29th March 2013
Yale Indonesia Forum Spring Workshop

Tania Murray Li
Dr. Li has written about the rise of Indonesia's indigenous peoples' movement, land reform, rural class formation, struggles over the forests and conservation, community resource management, and state-organized resettlement. She recently published The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics (Duke University Press, 2007). The book explores governmentality in its colonial and contemporary iterations, tracking interventions devised by experts to improve landscapes and livelihoods in Indonesia. It includes programs of Dutch missionaries, New Order officials, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the Nature Conservancy, and Indonesian NGOs. Her most recent book Powers of Exclusion: Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia (University of Hawaii Press, 2012) also engages with this theme.

Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Dr. Collins specializes in the history of Southeast Asian religions, Southeast Asian intellectuals and human rights. Her work has strongly focused on Indonesia and she has extensively studied development policies during Indonesia's New Order period through a human rights lens. She has recently published Indonesia Betrayed:How Development Fails (University of Hawa'ii Press, 2007). This book looks at Indonesia's development in South Sumatra in a global context, examining the contentious relationships Islamists, human-rights activists, NGOs and farmers and argues that democracy is the best hope for sustainable development.

Haryo Winarso
Dr. Winarso received a degree in Architecture from the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Master of Engineering in Human Settlements Development from the Asian Institute of Technology, and Ph.D.from the Development Planning Unit, University College London. His research interests are in urban design and inner-city redevelopment, planning theory, peri-urban development, and land and housing development. Recent writings and publications include "Planning by opportunity: an analysis of periurban environmental conflicts in Indonesia," Delik Hudalah, Haryo Winarso and Johan Woltjer, Environment and Planning A 42(9): 2254-2269. Source: RePEc; "Residential land development in Jabotabek, Indonesia: triggering economic crisis?" by Haryo Winarso; "Urban Dualism in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area," Haryo Winarso, 12/2010; DOI:10. 1007/978-4-431-7-8.

Saturday, 30th March 2013
YIF-CIA Conference on Indonesia

Michael R. Dove - Keynote Speaker
Professor Dove is an ecological anthropologist with over twelve years of field experience in Indonesia and Pakistan with the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the East-West Center, USAID, Stanford University, and the Winrock Institute. His current research and teaching interests are (1) the theory of sustainable development and resource-use, (2) biodiversity and human society, (3) contemporary and historical environmental relations in South and Southeast Asia, (4) human use of tropical forests and grasslands, (5) resource-based linkage of local communities to global systems, (6) the study of developmental and environmental institutions, discourses, and movements, (7) the sociology of resource-related sciences. Author: Banana Tree at the Gate: Marginal People and Global Markets in Borneo, Yale Press. See: Yale faculty profile


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Hosted and organized by the YALE INDONESIA FORUM (YIF) in cooperation with the

Conference Co-Coordinators:
Rauf Prasodjo, Corey Pattison, and Faizah Zakaria, Yale University

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