[WORKSHOP] Writing for International Social Science Journal

On Tuesday (03/19/19), the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gajah Mada held a Writing for the International Social Science Journal with Prof. Dr. Judith Schlehe, an SES academic from Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg and moderator Dr.phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto, one of the PSSAT UGM researchers.

The workshop which was held at the UGM PSSAT Library was attended by 11 participants from various institutions, including the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Universitas Gajah Mada, Religious and Cultural Sciences of Universitas Sanata Dharma, and Universitas Merdeka Madiun.

At the workshop, Prof. Schlehe explained about important things that must be prepared in academic writing. Prof. Schlehe also discussed in detail the things that need to be underlined in good journal writing.

During the discussion session, Prof. Schlehe invited all participants to reflect on the language style of academic writing in Indonesia. After that was the Q & A session on the important stages in correct journal writing starting from the introduction to the bibliography.

At the end of the session, Prof. Schlehe then invited participants to practice writing articles and peer reviewing the results of writing from each other guided by Prof. Schlehe and Dr. Ita. (Hasya)

[SEA Chat #10] Panel Discussion

On Friday (7/12/18), Taylah Bell (Murdoch University & ACICIS Study Indonesia), Zoe Croucher (La Trobe University & ACICIS Study Indonesia), Angelo Wijaya (Gadjah Mada University), and Anisa Dian Larasati (Gadjah Mada University ) present at the UGM PSSAT Library to provide material on A Comparative Analysis of Blasphemy Laws in Singapore and Indonesia, ASEAN’s Role in Natural Disasters, Philippines’ Approach to South China Sea Dispute, and Return to Education: Any Human Capital Improvements in Indonesia in SEA Chat # 10: Panel Discussion.

[SEA Talk #24] What Can Be Learned from Jathilan? An Outsider’s Perspective on A Popular Folk Dance

On Tuesday (9/10/18), Eva Rapoport from the College of Religious Studies of Mahidol University attended the PSSAT UGM Library to provide material about What Can Be Learned from Jathilan? An Outsider’s Perspective on A Popular Folk Dance in SEA Talk # 24.

[SEA Talk #23] Communicating Disaster Risk in Enhancing Community Resilience: Lesson Learned from Simeulue Island, Aceh

On Friday (9/21/18), Dr. Alfi Rahman from the Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) of Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh attended the UGM PSSAT Library to provide material about Communicating Disaster Risk in Enhancing Community Resilience: Lesson Learned from Simeulue Island, Aceh in SEA Talk # 23.

In his presentation, Dr. Alfi argues that on Simeulue Island, Aceh, residents have their own preventive measures to prevent tsunamis being based on their local wisdom. The local wisdom is in the form of songs which in the lyrics contain prevention of tsunamis. Evidently, in the past December 26, 2004 Aceh Tsunami, only a small number of residents on the island of Simeulue, Aceh were victims, even though their area was included in the affected area.

[SEA Talk #22] Community & Communication: A New Perspective

On Wednesday (8/8/18), Professor Hak-Soo Kim from the Faculty of the School of Communication of Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea attended the UGM PSSAT Library to provide material about Community & Communication: A New Perspective in SEA Talk # 22.

[SEA Chat #9] Trans-Forming Body and Space: Motion, Movement, Momentum

On Friday (7/19/18), Zachary Frial, Annemarie DiCamillo (Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States students & USINDO) and Pemetik Buah Khuldi were present at AOA Resto & Creative Space to provide material on Trans-Forming Body and Space: Motion, Movement, Momentum in SEA Chat # 9.

Before starting the presentation, Frial, DiCamillo, and the Pemetik Buah Khuldi played their own film which told about the unique gender expression of each individual. In the discussion session, the three presenters and attendees discussed how in different places (in this case are city and state), people’s tolerance for non-normative gender expression was different.

[SEA Gate 2017] Faculty of Liberal Arts at Thammasat University’s Visit and Opening of SEA Gate 2017

Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies hosted a guest presence from the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Thailand on Monday (10/07/2017). The meeting was held to discuss the cooperation agenda between CESASS and Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University. This visit also further strengthened the relationship between CESASS and Thammast University which has been collaborating in various programs such as SEA-GATE and Visiting Program.

The visit was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Associate Professor Dumrong Adunyarittigun and Associate Professor Penpimol Premaswad as Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs, Jiraporn Phornprapha as Associate Dean for International Affairs, Assistance Professor Adisorn Muakpimai as Head of Department of History, Philosophy, and English Language and Literature, Torpong Jamtawee as Director of Southeast Asian Studies Program, Natthaphon Tripornchaisak as Director of ASEAN-China Program, Hamam Supriyadi as Lecturer of Indonesian Studies Wannee Khumbumrung as Secretary of Faculty of Liberal Arts, and Orawan Changklungmoh as International Affairs Officer.

In this meeting, a group from Thammasat University was greeted by director and staff of CESASS. The event began with the introduction of CESASS and discussions on the ongoing cooperation and possibilities for further development. After that, the event continued with a tour of facilities at CESASS and the ongoing Southeast Asian Language Training Program (SEA GATE) program. The SEA-GATE program was attended by 20 Southeast Asian Studies students from the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University until August.

In the evening, the welcoming dinner as well as the opening of SEA-GATE 2017 program was implemented. This event was held at rooftop Innside Hotel, Yogyakarta. Phanruk and Thanawat Sangsom as student representatives from Thammasat University conveyed their message and hope in joining SEA-GATE program.

“I hope the SEA-GATE program can increase my ability in Indonesian language and become a link between Thammasat University and Gadjah Mada University,” said Warinya, showing his ability of speech in Bahasa Indonesia which was increasingly honed through Indonesian language learning program at SEA GATE. (Varrel)

[SEA Gate 2018] Faculty of Liberal Arts Thammasat University & College of Innovation Thammasat University

On Friday (22/06/18), Faculty of Liberal Arts students from Thammasat University arrived at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) of Universitas Gadjah Mada for SEA Gate 2018 program for the next three months. The opening of SEA Gate 2018 program was held at PSSAT UGM Library, opened by Dr.phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni as the director of PSSAT UGM and Dr. Hamam Supriyadi as lecturer of ASEAN Studies, Thammasat University.

In her speech, Dr.phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni together with Aditya Indra Nugraha, S.Ant. as SEA Gate 2018 Program Manager, said that the program is expected to further strengthen the relationship between PSSAT UGM and Thammasat University which has been collaborating in two programs: SEA-GATE and Visiting Program.

The opening was moderated by Varrel Vendira Rizlah Putra, one of the staff of PSSAT UGM, and started with an introduction with 16 students of Faculty of Liberal Arts Thammasat University. The opening was also attended by 16 active bachelor’s and master’s students of Social and Humanities Cluster at UGM as tutors for program Southeast Asian Language Training Program.

A week later, PSSAT UGM will attend 4 College of Innovation, Thammasat University students who will also learn Bahasa Indonesia during college vacation for up to two months ahead in PSSAT UGM in order to fulfill the task of ASEAN Studies subject which is coordinated by Dr. Hamam Supriyadi.

[SEA Chat #8] Educational Relations between Australia and Indonesia

On Friday (25/5/18), Miranda Traeger, a student of Faculty of Law at The University of Adelaide Australia, presented her views on the education system in Australia and Indonesia at a monthly discussion, SEA Chat # 8.

In a friendly ambience at CESSAS Library UGM, Miranda started her presentation by inviting each participant to share their research and personal interests on Southeast Asia. She then drew their attention on education issues while comparing fundamental and practical elements of Indonesian and Australian education framework. The discussion was fruitful, some participants who used to live or study in Australia for several years remarked on the distinctive teaching method of Australian teachers.

Moreover, she added that a number of programs are in place in order to strengthen Indonesia-Australia relation. This included a list of Australia-Indonesia cooperative education programs and institutions. One of them was a student exchange program. She herself benefited from a student exchange scheme, ACICIS Study Indonesia.

The lively discussion concluded that the promotion of cultural understanding between countries is essential rather than compiling a draft to decide. This could be achieved by offering more and more student exchange opportunity for both countries. (Endo)

[SEA Talk #21] Corporate Power and Global Governance: Australian Miners in Indonesia

On Friday (11/5/18), SEA Talk #21 was conducted on “Corporate Power and Global Governance: Australian Miners in Indonesia” with Lian Sinclair from Murdoch University as the presenter. This topic was based on his fieldwork on Australian Mining companies operating in three different locations in Indonesia namely Kulonprogo, Kutai Barat and Halmahera Utara.

Lian discussed that mining companies tend to be benefited from global governance (UN, WTO, and others) when conflicts with local communities occurred. One of strategy of dealing with those conflicts was CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). CSR helped the companies to reduce possibility of clash with local societies as they indirectly involved in companies’ management process. However, many conflicts still persisted because of the localities of the problems.

At the end of discussion, Lian summed up his talk by explaining the cycle of conflict. Conflicts between local communities and companies expanded and then began to attract national public interest. Eventually, they would be discussed in an international forum in one of Global Governance agencies. Companies power then would be strengthened through a series of agreements. Conflicts that were resolved with an international approach tend to be repeated because it only reshaped the conflicts not resolved it. (Endo)