We would like to warmly invite you to Week on Indonesia, a week-long celebration of Indonesia where we explore the multiple facets of this large archipelagic Southeast Asian country – the glories of its past, the issues facing its present, and its great potential ahead. In organising this series of events, we would to acknowledge the generous support provided to us by the Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver.
All events will be held at the CK Choi Building, home of the UBC Institute of Asian Research and the UBC Centre for Southeast Asia Research.
SATURDAY 21 MAR, 1.00PM-4.00PM
SARASEHAN: THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES
This event is organised by the Indonesian Canadian Oral History Project under the guidance of Ms Liza Wajong and her team. The discussion will focus on responding to the question of Indonesian-Canadians’ contribution to multicultural Canada. With over 60 years of migration history, it is salient for Indonesian-Canadians to start focusing on building its own community capacity, and by identifying our achievements and/or learning stories of survival from our predecessors, we are in the first step of building a stronger foundation for our communities.
The UBC Centre for Southeast Asia Research is proud to be the Event Sponsor for Sarasehan: The Conversation Continues. More details can be found at http://indonesiancanadian.ca/projects/oral-history/.
MONDAY 23 MAR, 11.00AM-1.00PM
GREEN GROWTH FOR ALL: SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE IN THE INDONESIAN ECONOMY
The Indonesian economy has long been buttressed by the all-important agricultural sector. Plantations and commodities remain at the heart of Indonesia’s economic growth—Indonesia produces more palm oil, for example, than any other country. However, Indonesia’s goal of achieving more sustainable and equitable economic development has been hindered by widespread environmental degradation and a lack of smallholder competitiveness. This seminar will assess Indonesia’s efforts to balance agricultural production with environmental sustainability and better outcomes for smallholders, given President Joko Widodo’s focus on food self-sufficiency and on agriculture as an engine of future growth.
The speakers are:
– Dr Rick Barichello, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
– Mr Robertus Dhewangga, UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering
– Dr Joanne Gaskell, The World Bank
– Mr Mark Liew, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
A sumptuous Indonesian lunch will be provided after the seminar. Click here for poster.
WEDNESDAY 25 MAR, 2.30PM-4.00PM
GAYATRI RAJAPATNI: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE GLORY OF MAJAPAHIT
Mr Earl Drake, IAR Honorary Professor and former Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia, will be delivering a Public Lecture on Gayatri Rajapatni, the queen consort of Majapahit’s founder and first king Kertarajasa Jayawardhana, and also the mother of Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi, the queen regnal of Majapahit. Mr Drake asserts that Gayatri’s contributions have been forgotten by posterity, and she should now be recognized as a national heroine. The Lecture will be moderated by Dr Thomas Hunter, CSEAR Management Committee member and UBC lecturer of Sanskrit and Indonesian studies.
Afternoon tea will be served. Click here for poster.
THURSDAY 26 MAR, 3.30PM-5.00PM (LECTURE), 6.00PM-8.00PM (MOVIE SCREENING)
PUBLIC LECTURE BY MR DANIEL ZIV, FOLLOWED BY A SCREENING OF JALANAN
A native of Canada, Daniel Ziv moved to Jakarta in 1999 and began documenting urban life in Indonesia’s bustling capital city as a writer, magazine editor and filmmaker He founded and edited the popular monthly Djakarta! – The City Life Magazine, and is author of the urban pop culture book Jakarta Inside Out, an Asian bestseller, and its follow-up volume Bangkok Inside Out. He holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London, and is fluent in Indonesian. He will be lecturing on contemporary Indonesian issues, and then he will treat us to a screening of his critically-acclaimed film Jalanan, the captivating story of three gifted and charismatic street musicians in Jakarta over a tumultuous 5-year period in their own lives and that of Indonesia. The Public Lecture will be moderated by Dr John Roosa, CSEAR Management Committee member and Associate Professor of History at UBC.
A sumptuous Indonesian dinner will be provided from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.