Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Report on the 2014 ANU Indonesia Update Conference “The Yudhoyono years: An Assessment”

Prof. Dr. Vincent Houben attended the 2014 ANU Indonesia Update Conference in September and will hold a report on the main findings of this conference for members of the Nusantara Study Group and anyone else who is interested in attending.
  • Was Nusantara Study Group
  • Wann 04.11.2014 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Room 117, Invalidenstraße 118, Berlin 10115
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This year, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presidency draws to a close after 10 years, marking a watershed in Indonesian history. Yudhoyono was not only the first directly elected Indonesian president; he was also the first to be democratically re-elected. The 2014 Indonesia Update evaluated the achievements and failings of the Yudhoyono presidency, the role of Yudhoyono the man, and the evolution of the major political forces and institutions he presided over. What is the legacy that President Yudhoyono leaves behind? Has Indonesian democracy consolidated, stagnated, or weakened during his decade in power?

The conference brought together experts on politics, social and cultural affairs, the economy, decentralisation, law, the environment, women's affairs, military politics, and other key areas, to assess the impact of Yudhoyono's presidency on Indonesia's development. In combination, these evaluations weighed Yudhoyono's legacy within a broader historical and international context, comparing his contributions with those made by Indonesian presidents before him and by political leaders of post-authoritarian states at similar stages of democratic development.



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