Yale Indonesia Forum 2003-2004
Graduate Student Coordinators:
Frank Dhont, YoonSeok Lee, Thomas Pepinsky
Faculty Advisor:
Indriyo Sukmono


February 2
"Humanitarian Organizations in Indonesia"
Rebecca A. Martin, Program on Nonprofit Organizations, Yale School of Management
Cosponsored by the Rotaract Club of Yale College

February 18
"The Position of Religion in Indonesia's General Elections 2004"
Yudian Wahyudi,
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School Islamic Legal Studies Program
(SEAS Brown Bag Seminar Series)

Dialog with Dr. Wahyudi - YIF Discussion Workshop

March 1
PANEL ON THE SOUTHEAST ASIA ECONOMY
Co-sponsored by t
he Malaysian and Singaporean Student Association (MASA)

1) "The Aftermath of Southeast Asia Financial Crisis: Policy Responses and Recent Developments"
Presented by Tri Sukma Djandam (Yale International Development Economics Program)

2) "Legalizing Chewing Gum, Rethinking the Gay Issue, and Other Reasons Why Singapore's Economic Prospects are Still Bright"
Presented by Andre Lim and Cherie Lee (Yale International Development Economics Program)

March 29
"State Formation and Arrested Development in Indonesia and Vietnam"
Tuong Vu, Mendenhall Fellow, Department of Government, Smith College;
Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of California- Berkeley
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Workshop, Yale Poli Sci

May 6
"Media Freedom in Indonesia"
Endy Bayuni, Deputy Chief Editor - The Jakarta Post

The Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) is an interdisciplinary group that serves members of the Yale community with a common interest in Indonesia and Indonesian affairs.While YIF actively seeks to raise awareness on Indonesia and its related issues on-campus through various activities, its main focus is to bring together faculty, students, and outside experts to present and discuss scholarship relating to Indonesia in the sub-national, regional, and global context. The group encourages presentations of works-in-progress by students and faculty, and welcomes outside speakers on Indonesia as well. The disciplinary focus is broad; topics of interest include the arts and humanities, social sciences, and current events and policy studies.