Democracy is a system of government in which the people govern by electing representatives. Referring to Dahl, the principle of democracy does not change in how the democratic mechanism in government institutions works. Meanwhile, there is a pathology of democracy where there are deviated forms of implementing democracy where democracy is set up for a dictatorial rule that is happening in Southeast Asia. The practice of dynastic politics then perpetuates the existence of democracy that leads to dictatorial, said Muhammad Nailul in the 34th SEA CHAT series. Muhammad Nailul is an intern student at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies who in this SEA CHAT brings a discussion about dictatorship and political dynasties and the role of media on history Politicization.
The Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) is proud to have recently hosted its 33rd SEA CHAT, which was delivered via a two-part Zoom conference. This panel discussion featured four speakers from Russia’s Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), who each presented on a socio-political topic and its relevance to Indonesia.
Gleb Darchenkov spoke first, delivering the “Information Technology in Modern ASEAN” presentation. This presentation provided information about the process of developing Indonesia’s digital economy, the intersection of Indonesia’s Information Technology sector with the country’s approach to foreign policy, and the perception of Information Technology among the Indonesian population. Gleb evidenced that Indonesia’s demographics and population position it as the largest spender on technology in Southeast Asia and the world’s 4th largest mobile market. As a result, Indonesia is witnessing a boom in eCommerce and financial technology which, coupled with a technologically capable population, predicts a high level of competitiveness from Indonesia during a digital era.
The Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada proudly present a panel discussion that held on Friday, 25th November 2022. The panel discussion was SEA CHAT #33 as the monthly program of CESSAS to discuss the current issue in the Southeast Asian Country. In this session, there were two students intern from MGIMO University, Russia as the speakers.
The first presentation delivered entitled “Cultural Diplomacy between Russia and Indonesia” by Tatiana Putcniakova. Tatiana started the discussion with outlined the topic to understand the definition of cultural diplomacy. Tatiana stated from Barghon’s book said that “Cultural diplomacy is the manipulation of cultural materials and personnel for propaganda purposes” (Barghorn, 1930). Besides, Tatiana also cited the definition of cultural policy that, “Cultural Policy is a set of principles, administrative and financial activities and procedures that provide the basis for state action in the cultural sphere” (The UNESCO report ‘Cultural Policy – Preliminary Consideration, 1967). Then, Tatiana highlighted that cultural diplomacy used in the international arena for many countries including between Russia and Indonesia.
On Tuesday (10/26), the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada (CESASS UGM) continued to hold the Southeast Asian Chat (SEA Chat), a discussion agenda that talks about social issues happening around Southeast Asia. As for the speaker, this 32nd SEA Chat presented Lyska Coyoga, a student intern from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta with a major in Geography Education. Coyoga presented his research titled “Migrasi Rohingya dari Myanmar ke Aceh: Isu dan Perkembangan Kecamatan Jangka, Kabupaten Bireuen, Aceh.”
Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS UGM) atau Pusat Studi Sosial Asia Tenggara UGM telah menyelenggarakan Acara MMAT 2021 Summer Course Program yang dimulai pada tanggal 11 Oktober 2021 dan berakhir pada 10 November 2021. MMAT atau ‘Mengajar dan Meneliti Asia Tenggara’ tahun ini diselenggarakan dengan format virtual summer course yang mengusung tema “(Re)constructing Southeast Asia”.
Acara pembukaan MMAT 2021 Summer Course Program diadakan pada hari Senin, 11 Oktober 2021 yang dibuka secara resmi oleh Bapak Drs. Muhadi Sugiono dari Hubungan Internasional Universitas Gadjah Mada sebagai Ketua penyelenggara program. Dalam sambutannya, Bapak Muhadi menyatakan bahwa MMAT 2021 Summer Course Program menjadi pionir yang menginisiasi kegiatan akademik Indonesia untuk diperluas sampai pada komunitas akademik internasional. Tujuan dari diadakannya MMAT 2021 Summer Course Program ini adalah untuk memahami Asia Tenggara dari berbagai perspektif dengan mengundang orang-orang yang berasal dari beragam latar belakang. “Program ini adalah kesempatan yang sangat baik untuk mengundang para pelajar sebagai akademisi di masa depan untuk membawa intensi dalam perkembangan Asia Tenggara” ungkap Bapak Muhadi dalam sambutannya.
Muhadi Sugiono, from the Department of International Relations and Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS), Universitas Gadjah Mada, was featured in the Asia Prime Dialogue: US-China Influence in Southeast Asia at the Metro Globe Network on August 26, 2021.
In the Dialogue with Mrs. Shafiyah F. Muhibat, the Head of International Relation Department of CSIS, Pak Muhadi totally agrees with the Ibu Shafiyah regarding the aim of the Vice President US, Kamala Harris visitation to Southeast Asia. He expressed that there was a hesitation towards the effectiveness of the visitation and appended 3 important points: the trustworthiness toward the US as a reliable partner in Southeast Asia is very low, the US is not able to gain Southeast Asia importance unless they show a concrete policy action as a prove to fulfill their promises, and the US really need to change their point of view to see Southeast Asia as its partner especially in the context of the confrontation with China.
Since 1977, the United Nations (UN) has celebrated March 8th as International Women’s Day to fight for women’s rights and bring world peace. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) UGM held a discussion “Study of the Family Resilience Bill: The Setbacks of the Women’s Movement in Indonesia”. The discussion about women in the Family Resilience Bill was conducted by one of the PSSAT UGM researchers, Putu Yogi Paramitha, M.H. on Tuesday (10/03/2020) at the UGM PSSAT Library.
The Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Gadjah Mada University held an “Academic Writing” class for the interns on Thursday (02/27/2020) at the CESASS Library. As an academic-based institution, CESASS invites student interns to participate in learning the world of scientific writing.
Dr. Phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto, one of the researchers at CESASS was present as a speaker. Starting with an experience sharing session, Ita told the audiences that she had been in the writing world for a long time, starting with her love of writing. “Writing is a place to shed ideas and when writing I feel free,” she said.
SEA Chat #18: Panel Discussion “eSports in Thailand” and “Military Conscription & Transgenders” with Dallas Kennamer (Psychology, Thammasat University) and Suchanaad Dhanakoses (English, Thammasat University) at CESASS UGM Library (18/07/19). Thank you for your participation and see you at our next event!
SEA Talk #26 “Indonesia-Austria Bilateral Relation” with Simon Gorski (University of Vienna) at CESASS UGM Library (18/09/19). Thank you for your participation and see you at our next event!