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Public Lecture – Inventing Southeast Asia: The Idea of Southeast Asia in 19th Century Colonial-Capitalist Discourse

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On 21 September 2016, Assoc. Prof. Farish A. Noor, a historian and political scientist from Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, delivered his idea on Southeast Asia in front of many students at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Three terms to be underlined are about construction, dialectics, and the politics of identity. Along with the historical process and dynamic in the region, he looks up the importance of Southeast Asia as a constructive concept which highly associated with the legacy of colonialism. It remains necessary to critically foresee the idea of Southeast Asia amidst the wave of modernity in the region. read more read more

Thammasat University Scholarship for ASEAN Studies Master Program

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Thammasat University offers scholarship oppotunities for our international students of the ASEAN Studies program. These scholarships normally cover Tuition fees (plus accommodation fees and stipends per month for priority students). The selection process typically begins with an initial screening by our ASEAN Studies committee and then the list of selected candidates will be proposed to the Thammasat University for the final selection. read more

Diseminasi Riset: Bringing ASEAN Closer to You

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Seminar Diseminasi Riset ASEAN Studies Center UGM

BRINGING ASEAN CLOSER TO YOU
Jumat, 11 Desember 2015, R. Seminar Perpustakaan UGM, 08.00 – 11.30 WIB.

Pemaparan hasil riset:

Strategi Pengembangan Kapasitas Aparatur dalam Konteks MEA oleh Dr. Gabriel Lele | Ario Wicaksono, M. Si | Sukmawani Bela Pertiwi, MA.
Instrumen Pelatihan Keadilan Gender & Pengelolaan Sumber Daya untuk Perempuan oleh Deshinta Dwi Asriani, MA. | Dian Lestariningsih, MBA. | Ayu Diasti Rahmawati, MA.
Integrasi ASEAN, Mobilitas Manusia dan Pendidikan Tinggi di Indonesia oleh Ario Wicaksono, M.Si. | Suci Lestari Yuana, MIA, | Eka Zuni Lusi Astuti, MA.

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UGM Menghadapi Masyarakat Sosial dan Budaya ASEAN: Tantangan, Strategi dan Prospek Kebijakan

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Bagi negara-negara Asia Tenggara, menyongsong Masyarakat Ekonomi ASEAN (MEA) bukan melulu soal perdagangan dan investasi. Di dalam cetak biru Masyarakat Sosial dan Budaya ASEAN tercantum bahwa proses pembangunan Masyarakat ASEAN harus disertakan dengan pembangunan intelektual. Pada titik ini, pendidikan tinggi merupakan salah satu elemen penopang yang penting untuk diperhatikan persiapannya. Sebagai salah satu kampus yang terlibat dalam jaringan pendidikan ASEAN, Universitas Gadjah Mada pun tidak luput dari tanggung jawab untuk memajukan pemuda-pemudi bangsa. Merespon persoalan tersebut, ASEAN Studies Center UGM mengadakan sebuah seminar nasional yang bertajuk “UGM Menghadapi Masyarakat Sosial dan Budaya ASEAN: Tantangan, Strategi, dan Prospek Kebijakan” dengan tujuan mendiskusikan visi UGM dalam menyongsong Masyarakat Sosial dan Budaya ASEAN. Untuk membangun wacana ini, ASEAN Studies Center mengundang tiga narasumber, ialah Elisabeth Heri Budiastuti (Direktorat Kerjasama Fungsional ASEAN, Kementerian Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia), Prof. Dr. Mohtar Mas’oed (Guru Besar Jurusan Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik UGM), dan Dr. I Made Andi Arsana (Kepala Kantor Urusan Internasional UGM). read more read more

Ulasan: Meninjau Keuniversalan Gerakan Sosial di ASEAN

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Menurut Herbert Blumer (1969), gerakan sosial dapat dilihat sebagai kepentingan kolektif untuk membangun sebuah tatanan hidup yang baru. Di lain sisi, gerakan social berarti suatu kolektifitas yang mengadakan kegiatan dengan kadar kesinambungan tertentu untuk menunjang atau menolak perubahan yang terjadi di dalam masyarakat atau kelompok yang mencakup kolektifitas itu (Turner, Killan, 1972). Pada dasarnya, gerakan sosial adalah cara alternatif untuk menyuarakan persoalan-persoalan di level domestik, dengan tujuan dan maksud tertentu tergantung pada pencetusnya. Persoalan sosial di masyarakat kadang kala dikesampingkan oleh elit. Dengan begitu, gerakan sosial bangkit dari level bawah untuk melakukan dekonstruksi pada struktur elit-massa, dan keluar sebagai solusi terhadap permasalahan sosial yang ada. read more read more

Report from Workshop: Championing Your Business in ASEAN Community 2015

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ASEAN Studies Center UGM held a two-day workshop on the marketing strategy of SMEs in the ASEAN Economic Community, titled “Championing Your Business in ASEAN Community”. The marketing strategy is the main topic due to the assessment and research of ASEAN Studies Center UGM in 2014 regarding the readiness of SMEs in facing the ASEAN regional markets, marketing became one of the items that need to be prepared in facing ASEAN Economic Community. As a vital consequence of the free market at the regional level, Indonesia will inevitably to be directly involved in trading activities. Problems arise when each country will be connected to each other with the different business conditions in accordance with their respective domestic markets. Great expectations in the conduct of this workshop is to array SMEs in Indonesia, especially Yogyakarta to be better prepared to interactThis workshop invited several SMEs and relevant stakeholders in Yogyakarta. High enthusiasm comes from the business since some of them have just heard of adequate information about the AEC. The information comes from the speakers who were invited by ASEAN Studies Center UGM, namely Dr. Poppy S. Winanti (lecturer of International Relations UGM and Director of the Center for World Trade Studies), Endo Anugrah (Head of Partners Section for European and African, Sub ASEAN Dialogue Partners II, Ministry of Trade of Indonesia), Widya Paramita, M.Sc. (lecturer of Faculty of Economics and Business UGM), Timbul Raharjo (Entrepreneur and Chairman ASMINDO DIY), Dina W. Kariodimedjo (Faculty of Law Lecturer and Researcher at PSPD UGM), Ferdi Febianno Aggriawan, S. IP (Digital Manager Group M), Andin Rahmana (Digital Marketing Swaragama Group), and Arief Budiman (Eureka Group) read more

Report from International Conference on ASEAN Studies 2014

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Recalling the importance of the upcoming ASEAN Community, ASEAN Studies Center UGM (ASC UGM) in collaboration with ASEAN Studies Center Chulalongkorn University, Thailand conducted a two-day conference called ICONAS (International Conference on ASEAN Studies). With the theme of “Inner and Outer Look of Southeast Asia in 2015: Championing ASEAN Community”, this conference aimed to disseminate the information in order to “champion” the ASEAN Community—including the opportunities and challenges that might occur. The conference itself was held on 1-2 October 2014. read more read more

Colonial Heritage in Southeast Asian Identity Need to be Dismantled

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Lecture by Prof. Farish Noor – 29 September 2014

Southeast Asia is essentially a dynamic region, not just after colonialism and decolonization in the 1950s, but also before that. Kirti Chaudry comprehensive study about Southeast Asia before the colonial era shows that Asian identity emerged preceeding European identity, which in the mid-1500s are still sealed in the warring countries to fight over territory.

Those was delivered by Professor Farish Noor, Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in the Faculty (29/9). Prof. Farish gave a lecture on the formation of political identity in Southeast Asia. There are around 35 students who attended his class. read more read more

ICONAS Speech Summary – Dr. Ponciano S. Intal

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Dr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr.

(Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East ASIA)

Dr. Intal started his presentation on accelerating development and deepening economic integration by highlighting the fact that apart from China, ASEAN is the most successful region to reduce poverty and with the highest economic growth. ASEAN is also a growing investment hotpot in the world. Compare to India and China, ASEAN is far more dependent to foreign direct investment thus making it crucial to attract this capital for economic growth. ASEAN also offers larger middle class, which also means larger room to grow. But of course there are still challenges within it. ASEAN still have high percentage of people who live under the living standard, millions of poor people still struggling. These are the challenges faced by ASEAN Economic Community. read more read more

ICONAS Keynote Speech – Danny Lee

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Danny Lee

(Director of Community Development, ASEAN Secretariat)

Mr. Danny Lee focuses his keynote speech on raising the issue of how transforming ASEAN into people centered organization still requires lots of efforts from many stakeholders. Two years ago, ASEAN Secretariat asked the question of “Where is ASEAN?” On a survey about ASEAN, 76% of the respondent does not know what ASEAN is doing. Thus, Mr. Danny Lee is thrilled to have the opportunities to be part of conference like ICONAS as it provides a platform to disseminate to people of what ASEAN does. He also emphasized on what roles ASEAN Studies Center can take in promoting and helping the process of establishing ASEAN Community 2015. One of the very important roles of ASC is on ensuring that ASEAN is a people-centered organization. ASEAN Community in 2015 is ongoing process as it is regional processes. So it is not a done yet. It is a starting process. As to support this processes, ASEAN Studies Center also plays an important role that can focuses on social sciences activities, collaboration and also to discuss new possibilities for ASEAN in green energy for example. Therefore, Mr. Danny Lee is optimist and confidence with the future of ASEAN because. read more read more