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INDONESIA AS ASEAN CHAIR 2023: THE DILEMMAS
ndonesia picks up the theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth”. President Joko Widodo stated that: “ASEAN needs to be stable and peace, an epicentrum for global stability. ASEAN also needs to be consistent in enforcing international law and avoid being proxy to anyone. ASEAN needs to be a region of dignity that upholds high humanity and democracy”. Dinna Prapto Raharja, former Indonesian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, explores the challenges Indonesia faces as Chair of ASEAN in 2023.
The RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT:
What Do We Learn About Europe, US and The World Orders?
CRITICAL MIND is the platform for scholars of international relations from different walks of experience to reflect on the world order that we live in: the power distribution, the social justice, the human rights, the respect and tolerance among nations, and the humanity.
In this #1 event, Synergy Policies are proud to collaborate with AIHII (the Indonesian Association of International Relations), Binus University & University of Philippines in Diliman, Philippines. We ask: what has changed in the US, Europe and the world given the Russia-Ukraine conflict? Is the potential of World War III tamed so far? What don’t we know about the ongoing negotiations between countries, both in the political security and socio-economic dimensions? What is the take home points for students of international relations in Southeast Asia?
POLITIK LUAR NEGERI INDONESIA DI MATA NEGARA SAHABAT
Synergy Policies in collaboration with the Indonesian Defense and Strategic Studies (a journalist study group from across Indonesia that focuses on Indonesian defense and strategic issues, formerly known as Jakarta Defense Studies) and ILUNI FISIP UI (Association of Alumni from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Indonesia) organized an initiative to reflect on Indonesia’s Independence Day on how the neighbouring countries perceive Indonesia’s foreign affairs and policies thus far. The event was co-sponsored by Synergy Policies, ISDS, ILUNI FISIP UI and Gojek. The event was in Bahasa Indonesia. Please refer to our press release for details of the program’s outputs
SPEAKING UP YOUTH: MENAKAR PENDEKATAN PRESIDEN JOKO WIDODO KE UKRAINA DAN RUSIA: DAMPAKNYA PADA G20 DAN ASEAN 2023
Synergy Policies berkolaborasi dengan Jurusan Hubungan Internasional Binus University, Himpunan Mahasiswa Hubungan Internasional (HIMHI) Binus University, dan Asosiasi Ilmu Hubungan Internasional Indonesia (AIHII) mengadakan webinar Speaking Up Youth.
Acara dihadiri oleh puluhan mahasiswa dari 24 universitas dari berbagai belahan negeri yang menghadiri acara ini. Delapan mahasiswa dari Bina Nusantara University, Universitas Indonesia, dan Universitas Gadjah Mada hadir sebagai pembicara, dengan Co-sherpa G20 Dr. Edi Prio Pambudi, Pakar HI Prof. Alexius Jemadu, dan Co-Chair Y20 Indonesia Gracia Paramitha, Ph.D hadir sebagai penanggap dan moderator.
HUMAN RIGHTS AT RISK: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, AMERICAN POWER, AND THE FUTURE OF DIGNITY
Human Rights at Risk brings together social scientists, legal scholars, and humanities scholars to analyze the policy challenges of human rights protection in the twenty-first century.
The volume is organized based on three overarching themes that highlight the challenges and risks in international human rights: international institutions and global governance of human rights; thematic blind spots in human rights protection; and the human rights challenges of the United States as a global and domestic actor amidst the contemporary global shifts to authoritarianism and illiberal populism. institutions will find this multidisciplinary volume an invaluable guide to the state of global politics in the twenty-first century.
[Dinna Prapto Raharja, Ph.D as contributor.]
ANNUAL SOUTHEAST ASIA FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE CAPTURE FISHERIES (ASEAF-SCF)
Annual Southeast Asia Forum on Sustainable Capture Fisheries (ASEAF-SCF): Leveraging Southeast Asia Business Competitiveness through Combating IUU Fishing and Protecting Human Rights in Fisheries is a platform for governments, fishery companies and associations, civil society groups, and academics to exchange information. ASEAF-SCF is organized by the Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, and FIHRRST.
Publications from this line of project are under review in international journals.
DEMOCRACY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A REFLECTION FROM BALI CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA FORUM 2020
When the Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) of 2020 was organized in October and December, there was a debate that some countries may have managed the pandemic better than others. The question was whether being a democracy improves the outcomes of the pandemic handling. Sadly, when the transcript of this book was finalized, the global aura on the pandemic has changed. There was a dangerous spike of cases again across the world. The surge of new variants of the virus hit many countries hard, including the so-called disciplined ones.
[POLICY BRIEF OF RESEARCH PAPER, 2021]
MAKING NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE EQUITABLE IN ACCESSIBILITY TO CITIZENS: MODELS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY IN INDONESIA
The National Health Insurance Program has been implemented for seven years. In its implementation, however, claiming JKN services remains to be difficult for many JKN members. Reports on the implementation of JKN show various obstacles faced by JKN members in order to access quality and equitable JKN services. At the same time, the government and BPJS Kesehatan implements various interventions to help JKN members navigate JKN system.
This study was shared with government and non-government stakeholders in Indonesia & is currently in the process of publishing at the international journal (under the topic of patient navigation & digital technology for health insurance financing) and in the WHO Bulletin.
[RESEARCH PAPER, 2020]
KAJIAN PENYELENGGARAAN PROGRAM JAMINAN HARI TUA DAN JAMINAN PENSIUN DI INDONESIA
Bagaimana status keberlangsungan program Jaminan Hari Tua (JHT) dan Jaminan Pensiun (JP) yang ada di Indonesia? Bagaimana pula status terkini proses pengalihan program JHT dan JP yang ada di PT TASPEN dan PT ASABRI kepada BPJS Ketenagakerjaan? Studi yang diselenggarakan dalam waktu kurang lebih dua bulan ini menggunakan perpaduan metodologi kualitatif dan kuantitatif. Untuk mengumpulkan pemahaman penduduk Indonesia tentang program JHT dan JP, dilakukanlah survei secara daring selama satu bulan (4 November – 3 Desember 2020).
DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSIVITY: A REFLECTION FROM BALI CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA FORUM 2019
Democracy is never isolated from the context where it grows. In last year’s BCSMF book (Wisnu, 2019), it was specifically mentioned about how it takes the world to nurture democracies. That is because democracy learns from one another, about the good and the bad. When leaders of more consolidated democracies are practicing exclusivity, by rejecting the recognition of rights for migrants and practicing disinformation, hate speech, and stereotypes, these become precedents that democracy may eventually prioritize its own narrow self-interest rather than advancing the universal values of democracy.
POPULISM, IDENTITY POLITICS AND THE EROSION OF DEMOCRACIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A REFLECTION FROM BALI CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA FORUM 2018
Against the greater theme of “Democracy for Prosperity”, the BCSMF meeting of 2018 focused on the challenges to democracies that emanate from populism, the use and exploitation of identity politics, hoaxes, sensationalism and political bias. This topic emerged out of a greater concern that democracies around the globe are declining: democracies in established economies continue to resort to protectionism and extreme political parties, their people are becoming less tolerable to differences, resorting to sensationalism and hoaxes instead of public education about the truth, and also the disproportionate use and exploitation of identity politics that divide societies.