A New Politics? Discussing Sectarianism and Civil Society in Indonesia

17 October 2017

  • Sector: Public Policy
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Lowy Institute for International Policy
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Project description

Join the Lowy Institute for a discussion of Indonesia in an era of vigorous electoral competition and growing sectarianism. The Lowy Institute will host two Indonesian experts of democracy, civil society, and human rights for a series of panel discussions and roundtables across three Australian capital cities - Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra - in May 2018. As Indonesia prepares for general elections in 2019, and in the wake of a turbulent political year in 2017, there is great interest in the prognosis for Indonesia’s democratic political process. These events will bring to the public expert discussions about recent trends amid what some regard as a trend of rising sectarianism. How has civil society changed under democratic institutions, and what is the response to a seeming expansion of religious inspired? Importantly, this project will the voices of female and young analysts to Australian audiences.

Key dates

Panel on Indonesian politics, Melbourne, 01 May 2018 to 01 August 2017

Roundtable briefing on Indonesia, Melbourne, 01 May 2018 to 01 May 2018

Panel on Indonesian politics, Sydney, 03 May 2018 to 03 May 2018

Roundtable discussion on Indonesia, Canberra, 02 May 2018 to 02 May 2018

Roundtable dinner discussion on contemporary trends in Indonesia, Melbourne, 01 May 2018 to 01 May 2018

Roundtable dinner discussion on contemporary trends in Indonesia, Sydney, 03 May 2018 to 03 May 2018

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $12,346
  • Total project value: $31,660
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Last Updated: 1 August 2018