The Centre will build on our strong engagement with Indonesia and the legacy of the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, and continue our proud connection to Herb Feith, a Monash scholar and engaged activist.
In late August the Centre had the privilege of hosting Professor Arskal Salim (the Director of Higher Islamic Education in the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs) as our Visiting Professorial Fellow.
In a most engaging and instructive presentation to the Monash Indonesian Seminar Series (MISS) 6, Thursday 8 August 2019, Dr Dirk Tomsa shared his research findings on the history, the success story, and challenges of the polling survey as a new big industry in Indonesia.
For the first time Dr. Jemma Purdey, the founding Director of ReelOzInd!, presented a public reflection on this innovative project which aims “building familiarity and mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia”.
“Narrative is such a vital part of the process by which humans make sense of crises in public life, or feel inspired to work towards solutions. So, we need inspiring and inclusive narratives, and also to be more critical of narratives that push divisive messages.”