Friday (24/5), Institute of International Studies held the second edition of CANGKIR TEH (Berbincang dan Berpikir tentang Hubungan Internasional). On this chance, the theme being discussed was “Conceptualization of Indo-Pacific: India’s Vision Beyond Geographical Limitation.” As for the speaker, CANGKIR TEH brought forward Habibah Hermanadi, S.I.P., Institute of International Studies researcher who is currently undergoing a Master study in University of Delhi, India. This discussion took place in Room BA-504 FISIPOL UGM and in essence discussed why India constructed a specific Indo-Pacific framework and how India utilizes said concept in the context of foreign policy.
[COMMENTARIES] Limiting Social Media Feature: Indonesian Government’s Intervention to Prevent Fake News in the Political Unrest of 21 May 2019
The release of Indonesia 2019 election result has sparked chaotic political unrest in Jakarta since 21 May 2019 at night. People come from across the regions and concentrate on Indonesia Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) to express their complaints against the result as they deemed the recent election process were carried out unfairly. However, violence took place and escalated, resulting in six people died and many injured in the protest.
Along with China‘s strengthening roles within global political constellation, the debate over the policies produced by the country is always interested to be discussed. Some of China’s policies that catch the attention internationally are the One Child Policy and the latest mega project Belt and Road Initiatives.
Friday (26/4) the second edition of academic forum “Beyond the Great Wall” (BTGW) was organized in the theme of “State-Building in China”. The academic forum held by the Institute of International Studies (IIS) brought in two speakers, which are Randy Wirasta Nandyatama, M.Sc., lecturer of Department of International Relations Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Nuruddin Al Akbar, M.A., doctoral student in political science from Universitas Gadjah Mada. The event is held in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences’ Dean Room and attended by participants from UGM or other institutions in Yogyakarta.