Colloquium with Umar Hadi, Consul General of Indonesia in Los Angeles


The colloquium will take place at 6275 Bunche Hall (6th floor), UCLA Campus, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 01.30pm - 02.30pm.

What makes Indonesia’s democratic transition successful? What are the main challenges ahead? How would the new Government make a difference? Why does Indonesia matter to the United States and to the world?

Consul General Umar Hadi will reflect on the foundations of the Indonesian nation and why they remain relevant in today’s Indonesia. Independence, Constitutional Republic, and “Unity in Diversity” are among the main conceptual frameworks that make up those foundations. Indonesia’s reform should therefore be understood as continuing efforts to strengthen those foundations rather than replacing them with something new. Projecting this assertion into today’s political, socio-cultural, and economic challenges, it is a necessity for Indonesia to keep reforming itself—so that it will remain relevant to the Indonesian people and to the rest of the world.

This colloquium is free and open to public.

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