Indonesian @ Chicago, Midwest Region dan sekitarnya: 27 SEP Indonesian leaders @ NIU

Saturday, September 11, 2010

27 SEP Indonesian leaders @ NIU

Two Indonesian leaders to speak at NIU this week

Two distinguished Indonesian leaders will present‚
Indonesia Update 2010: Political Islam and Regional Autonomy
Date: 27 September 2010
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center, NIU.
Cost: Free
Speaker: Bahtiar Effendy and Ryaas Rasyid

Professor Bahtiar Effendy, dean of the Social and Political Science Department at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, will discuss Islam politics in his portion of the program. A leader of Muhammadiyah, the second largest mass religious organization in Indonesia, he received his doctorate in political science at Ohio State University.

Dr. Ryaas Rasyid, a member of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s advisory council and formerly the country’s Minister of Regional Autonomy, will speak on regional autonomy issues. Rasyid received his master’s degree in political science from NIU in 1988 and his doctorate from the University of Hawaii in 1994.

The lecture is co-sponsored by NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Political Science Department, Department, and the Division of International Programs.

Source: CSEAS Weekly Bulletin, Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University

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