Jokowi’s Challenge: Indonesia in a Time of Change

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A live recording of the Asia Rising podcast from La Trobe Asia

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Tuesday 13 October 2020 06:00 pm until Tuesday 13 October 2020 07:00 pm (Add to calendar)
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La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au
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La Trobe Asia
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Public Lecture; Public

From a riverside shack to the presidential palace, Joko Widodo surged to the top of Indonesian politics on a wave of hope for change. However, six years into his presidency, he is struggling to deliver the reforms that Indonesia desperately needs. Despite promising to build Indonesia into an Asian powerhouse, Jokowi, as he is known, has been challenged by regular crisis, from COVID-19 to an Islamist mass movement. How does Indonesia balance the competing demands of democracy and authoritarianism, openness and protectionism, Islam and pluralism?

A live recording of the Asia Rising podcast from La Trobe Asia via zoom

Guest: Ben Bland, (author of Man of Contradictions, Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute).
Host: Matt Smith

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