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Lowy Institute
31 Bligh Street
Sydney  NSW
Australia
2000

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was decisively re-elected in April but his second, and final, term in office looks set to be anything but plain sailing. The election revealed deep divides in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, with politics polarised along religious lines. The economy remains sluggish despite promises of structural reforms to unlock rapid growth. And Indonesia’s democratic system, long seen as a beacon of progress, is facing intensifying challenges, from crackdowns on free speech to a deterioration in the protection of minority rights.  

Please join us at a Sydney edition of the ANU Indonesia Update to discuss the state of democracy in Indonesia and the challenges ahead in Jokowi’s second term. The event will include a political update presented by Edward Aspinall, an update on the economy by Paul Burke, and panel discussions featuring Burhanuddin Muhtadi, Nava Nuraniyah, Martin Daniel Siyaranamual, Eve Warburton and Ben Bland.
 
The Indonesia Update has been an annual event held by the Australian National University in Canberra since 1983; this is the 14th abbreviated Sydney edition held by the Institute.
 

9:15am
Registration
 
9:30am
Political update: Edward Aspinall, ANU
 
10:00am
A nation divided? Islam, politics and polarisation – panel discussion featuring Edward Aspinall and Nava Nuraniyah, chaired by Ben Bland

10:45am
Morning Tea

11:00am
Economic update: Paul Burke, ANU
 
11:30am
What can we expect from Jokowi’s second term? – panel discussion featuring Eve Warburton, Burhanuddin Muhtadi and Martin Daniel Siyaranamual, chaired by Ben Bland

12:15pm
Program concludes

 

 

Please note that this event will be held at the Lowy Institute’s permanent home at 

31 Bligh Street.

 

All Lowy Institute public events are on the record and open for media attendance.

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