3rd International Indonesia Forum:
Interdisciplinary Conference

July 14-15 2010
Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia


Social Justice and Rule of Law:
Addressing the Growth of a Pluralist Indonesian Democracy

Co-Sponsored by:
Yale University, Diponegoro University

Papers published by Diponegoro University, 2011
See: www.yale.edu/seas/Semarang_10.pdf






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Background - Call for Papers

The ongoing reforms in Indonesia and the democratization process of the last decade have produced incredible change in Indonesia. Indonesia is now successfully working towards gradually accommodating its large diversity of social, religious and ethnic groups within a democratic state structure.

The focus of the third Yale Indonesia Forum International Conference will be the various issues, problems and obstacles in the fields of social justice and the rule of law which limit Indonesia's progress and jeopardize Indonesia's cohesion. The focus of the third Yale Indonesia Forum International Conference will also extend to the efforts of both government as well as ordinary citizens to address these issues.

The Yale Indonesia Forum will again approach these issues from a multidisciplinary point of view and will be asking questions such as what problems are threatening Indonesian society and how both ordinary citizens as well as government and non-government agencies are contributing to address problems blocking Indonesian growth into a pluralist democracy of equal citizens in the nation-state. The third Yale Indonesia Forum International Conference will therefore again call upon researchers from various disciplines to bring their expertise together and highlight these issues in the context of the growing democratic state of Indonesia. We encourage presentations of case studies of research and also welcome structural and holistic approaches to these issues.

This year again we specifically offer opportunities to both young and experienced researchers from Indonesia and abroad in order to maintain the Yale Indonesia Forum tradition of dialogue and cooperation between established and upcoming, Indonesian and non-Indonesian academics.

By holding the Yale Indonesia Forum International Conference in Indonesia the Yale Indonesia Forum aims to invite contributions from Indonesian researchers with limited international exposure to join and share their points of view on Indonesia. Given the international status of the Conference, all papers will be presented in English.

Program
July 14-15, 2010

DAY 1

08.00 - 09.00 : Registration

09.00 - 9:45 : OPENING CEREMONY

-Welcome Speech by Yuwanto, Diponegoro University Coordinator

-Presentation of Pancasila's Contemporary Appeal: Re-legitimzing Indonesia's Founding Ethos, publication #2 of the Yale Indonesia Forum International Conference Book Series, to Diponegoro University by Frank Dhont, YIF Coordinator

-Conference Opening by Warsito, Dean of the Faculty of social and Political Sciences, Diponegoro University

9.45 - 10.00 : Coffee break

10.00-12.00: Panel 1: FACILITATING STATE-CITIZEN DIALOGUE

Moderator: Sudharto P. Hadi, Diponegoro University

Yuwanto,
Diponegoro University
"Civil Society's Role in Securing Effective and Sustainable Reform: A Lesson from Semarang Municipal"

Takuya Hasegawa, Tsukuba University
"Regional Anti-Corruption Campaigns in West Sumatra after the Euphoria of Democracy"

Pius Sugeng Prasetyo, Parahyangan Catholic University
"Revitalisation of Civil Society Organizations' Role in Enforcing Pluralism in Indonesia"

Konstantinos Retsikas, University of London
"Doing Justice Everyday: Processes of Inter-Ethnic Communication in East Java"

12.00 - 13.00 : Lunch break

13.00 - 14.30 : Panel 2-Panel 3

ROOM A:
Panel 2: ACCESS TO MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Moderator: Frank Dhont, Yale University

Yohanes Widodo
, Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University
"Media Pluralism and the Contribution of Citizen Journalism in Indonesia"

Laurens G.H. Bakker, Radboud University Nijmegen
"In and Out of the Newspapers: The Regional Press as a Political Tool in Post-Suharto Indonesia"

Thomas J. Conners, Max Planck Institute
"Bahasa Indonesia: National Language Par Excellence"

ROOM B:
Panel 3: NAVIGATING RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES IN INDONESIAN SOCIETY

Moderator: Priyatno Harsasto, Diponegoro University

Al Makin,
State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga
"Religious orthodoxy versus pluralism: The Indonesian public debate over the case of Lia Aminuddin, the founder of Salamaullah religious cult"

Sung-Min Kim, Satya Wacana Christian University
"The Plurality of Religious Pluralism in Indonesia: Diverse perceptions, approaches and goals for making religiously harmonious society"

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Gadjah Mada University
"Power and Negotiation between Religious Communities: Liberalism, Pancasila and Multiculturalism as Models for Democracy in Indonesia

14.30 - 15.00 : Coffee break

15.00 - 17.00 : Panel 4 - Panel 5

ROOM A:
Panel 4: INDONESIAN CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRATIC KNOWLEDGE

Moderator: Teguh Yuwono, Diponegoro University

Hurriyah
, University of Indonesia
"Civil Society and Democratic Consolidation in Indonesia: Problems and Challenges"

Budi Setiyono, Curtin University of Technology -Diponegoro University
"Holding the Rulers to Account: Multifaceted CSOs' Anti-corruption Movement in Indonesia"

Ikhsan Darmawan, University of Indonesia
"The Role of NGOs, Electoral Commission (KPU), and Ministry of Home Affairs in Crafting Comprehensive Voter's Rights in Fixed Voter Lists (Daftar Pemilih Tetap) in Indonesia's National and Local Elections"

ROOM B:
Panel 5: TRUST AND TRUTH IN INDONESIA

Moderator: Kevin W. Fogg, Yale University

Jiwon Suh
, Ohio State University
"The Suharto Case: A Preliminary Analysis of the Attempt to Charge the Dictator for Human Rights Violations"

H. Purwanta, Sanata Dharma University
"The victim's history controversy"

Theofransus Litaay, Charles Darwin University - Satya Wacana Christian University
"Developing Public Trust in Policymaking at a Transitional Society: A Papua case study"

Shiskha Prabawaningtyas, Paramadina University
"Security Sector Reform in Indonesia: Key's Problem to Provide Human Security"

Day 2

08.00 - 09.30 : Registration

09.30 - 11.30 : Panel 6 - Panel 7

ROOM A:
Panel 6 : PEOPLE IN THE MARGING OF INDONESIAN SOCIETY

Moderator: Tri Cahya Utama, Diponegoro University

Eiichi Hayashi
, Keio University
"Japanese Diasporas in Indonesia: The marginal man on the border of law"

Frank Dhont, Yale University and Eka Hindrati, Solidarity for Indonesian comfort women-Networking
"Labor and Comfort: The forgotten Indonesians?"

Naning Margasari, Yogyakarta State University
"Street Children and their Education Right"

Mimi M. Lusli, Mimi Institute
"Including Persons with Disabilities in the Democratization Process of Indonesia"

ROOM B:
Panel 7: DEVELOPMENT AND RIGHTS TO RESOURCES

Moderator: Silverio R.L. Aji Sampurno, Sanata Dharma University

Jimena Martinez
, The College of Mexico
"Rural social movements and the contest for social justice in Indonesia"

Sri Widiyastuti, Tanjungpura University and Afra Roki, Tanjungpura University
"Portrait of Social Justice in Government Responsibility to Safety Implementation of Crossing Transportation in Pontianak City"

Johan Weintre, Flinders University
"Social Capital, Natural Resources and Governance in West Kalimantan"

Mohamad Shohibuddin, Bogor Agricultural University
"Negotiating Spaces of Critical Collaboration: Peasant Movements, Agrarian Differentiation and the State in Decentralization Era"

11.30 - 12.30 : Lunch break

12.30 - 14.00 : Panel 8 - Panel 9

ROOM A:
Panel 8: ISLAMIC VALUES INTERACTING WITH INDONESIAN SOCIETY

Moderator: Dyah Pitaloko, Diponegoro University

Kevin W. Fogg
, Yale University
"Rule of God opposing Rule of Law in Indonesia"

Alimatul Qibtiyah, Griffith University
"Islamic Feminists in Indonesian Universities: A Case study of the Centres for Women's Studies/Centres for Gender' Studies"

Kusmana, Erasmus University
"Local Discourse and Practice of Woman Leadership: Contemporary Interpretation of Kodrat Perempuan in Public Engagement"

ROOM B
Panel 9: GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Moderator: Hartuti Purnaweni, Diponegoro University

Jamin Ginting, Pelita Harapan University
"Harmonization of Indonesia's Legal Institutions for Asset Recovery"

Syafwan Rozi, Bukittinggi State College of Islamic Studies
"Democracy and Pluralism: Building a Democracy within Plurality of Identity Religion and Ethnicity in Indonesia"

Lili Yulyadi Arnaim, University of Malaya
"Democracy in Indonesia: Is it consolidated democracy or transitional one?"

14.00 - 14.30: coffee break

14.30 - 16.00: Panel 10 REGIONALISM AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

Moderator: Yuwanto, Diponegoro University

Adam Dean Tyson, University of North Malaysia
"Dilemmas of Special Rights, Social Justice and Plural Democracy in Indonesia"

Victor Sumsky, Institute of World Economy and International Relations
"New Order's Twilight as Prologue to Democracy"

Joko Purnomo, Brawijaya University
"Decentralization in Indonesia: Strengthening or Weakening Nationalism?"


16:00-17:00: CLOSING CEREMONY

-Closing Remarks by Frank Dhont, Yale University

-Conference Closing and Presentation of Souvenir to Yale University by Sri Widowati Heriningsih, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social and POlitical Sciences, Diponegro University

Conference Organizers:
Frank Dhont, Yale University
Yuwanto, Diponegoro University

Cooperating Institutions:
Social and Political Sciences Faculty, Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University
Indonesian History Studies Centre, Sanata Dharma University

For additional information: E-mail frank.dhont@yale.edu