Join us for the launch of the latest Lowy Institute Paper published by Penguin Random House Australia, Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia.
Hervé Lemahieu, Director, Asian Power and Diplomacy Program will discuss with author Ben Bland what makes the Indonesian president tick, his struggle to implement reform and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and why outsiders keep getting Jokowi – and Indonesia – wrong.
Ben Bland is the Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute and an award-winning former correspondent for the Financial Times in Indonesia, China and Vietnam. His first book – Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow – was acclaimed for its prescient insights into the deepening political crisis in Hong Kong.
Man of Contradictions is available for purchase from 1 September 2020 from all good bookstores, and as an e-book.
$20 per ticket which includes a copy of the book. Numbers are strictly limited due to social distancing requirements.
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