March 29-30, 2013
Yale University

"Social Dynamics of Sustainable Development in Indonesia"

Governance of sustainable development has to take into account the interconnectedness of economic, social and environmental challenges. For Indonesia, the process of developing its rich natural resources has historically impacted its diverse peoples in many different ways. The 2013 Yale-Indonesia Forum spring workshop seeks to explore the implications of developmental policies as they are implemented on a global and local scale in Indonesia and dialectically affect human societies. How has global interacted with local in the implementation of developmentalist policies in Indonesia? What are the challenges to sustainable growth? What is the real impact of economic policymaking on daily life? How can the political process, both globally and locally, meet these challenges of sustainable development?

The program will begin on Friday, 29th March with a workshop featuring 3 scholars who have researched and written extensively on developmental issues in Indonesia. They will present their work and begin a discussion on this theme.

On Saturday, the discussion continues through the 10th Northeastern YIF-CIA conference on Indonesia with paper presentations by students and a keynote address by Michael Dove, Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology and Professor of Anthropology, Yale University.

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This conference is free and open to the public.
No pre-registration is required.

Friday, 29th March
Yale Indonesia Forum Spring Workshop
Venue: International Room, Sterling Memorial Library
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.


     Tania Murray Li,
     St. George Campus and Canada Research Chair
in the Political-Economy and Culture of Asia, University of Toronto

     Elizabeth Fuller Collins
     Classics and World Religions, Ohio University

     Haryo Winarso
    Education Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Washington D.C.

Saturday, 30th March
YIF-CIA 10th Northeastern Conference on Indonesia
Venue: Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 202
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Michael R. Dove
Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology; Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
Author: Banana Tree at the Gate: Marginal People and Global Markets in Borneo, Yale Press

8:30 - 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 Keynote Speech by Professor Michael R. Dove (Yale University)
10:30-11:45 Panel 1: Commodification of Natural Resources
  Palm Oil Production in Indonesia: Adoptine Sustainable Practices while Meeting Global Demand
  Jessica Darmawan (American University)
  Ghosts in the Fig Tree: Cultural Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation in Sulawesi Agroforests
  Julia Fogerite (Yale University)
  Dreams of Green and Realities of REDD: Structural Violence and Green Growth in East Kalimantan
  Zachary Anderson (University of Toronto)
  Moderator: Rauf Prasodjo (Yale University)
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch Break and Tour of Yale University
1:15 - 2:30 Panel 2: Historical Representation in Development
  British Borobudur Buddha: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Orientalist Antiquarianism and (Post colonial) Development in Java
  Aria Danaparamita (Wesleyan University)
  If One Speaks of Unremarkable Things: Perceptions of Risk on the Slopes of Mount Merapi Central Java (1830 - 2010)
  Faizah Zakaria (Yale University)
  Histories of Encounter: The Implications of Local History on Contemporary Development Practice in Indonesia
  Matthew Minarchek (Cornell University)
  Moderator: Jack Meng-Tat Chia (Cornell University)
2:30 - 3:00 Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:15 Panel 3: Welfare in the Metropolis
  More Governments, more rights? The Political Struggle of Jakarta's Poor
  Lukas Ley (University of Toronto)
  Inundation Jakarta: Navigating the Post-Natural City
  David Cespedes (University of Michigan)
  Urban Green Space Challenges in Bandung City, Indonesia: Deficient Green Space Provisions and Meeting Green Space Access Needs
  Priza Marendraputra and Laren Esaki (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
  Moderator: Alicia Freedman (Cornell University)
4:15 - 4:30 Concluding Remarks and Closing

Call for Papers (February 2013):

Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) and Cornell Indonesian Association (CIA) invite submission for their 10th Northeastern Graduate Conference on Indonesia. This event will be held on March 29 - 30, 2013, with a workshop by invited scholars on the first day and a student conference at Henry R. Luce Hall, Yale University on the second day.

We welcome submissions from graduate and undergraduate students at any stage engaged in original research related to Indonesia. The theme of the conference is 'Social Dynamics of Sustainable Development in Indonesia' and participants are encouraged to discuss the impact of development, broadly interpreted, on societies, environment, language, ideologies, public policy and other aspects. Papers related to a wide variety of subjects related to this theme are encouraged.


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
Please contact the organizers at northeastconference10@gmail.com with any questions.