Main Program | Ben Bland: Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia

29 Oct 2020 14:00 - 15:00
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Man of Contradictions, the first English-language biography of Jokowi, argues that the president embodies the fundamental contradictions of modern Indonesia. He is caught between democracy and authoritarianism, openness and protectionism, Islam and pluralism. Join Ben Bland to find out why he believes Jokowi’s incredible story shows what is possible in Indonesia – and shows the limits.

Man of Contradictions, biografi berbahasa Inggris pertama Jokowi, berpendapat bahwa presiden adalah perwujudan kontradiksi mendasar dari Indonesia modern. Jokowi terjebak antara demokrasi dan otoriterisme, keterbukaan dan proteksionisme, Islam dan pluralisme. Bergabunglah dengan Ben Bland untuk mencari tahu mengapa ia yakin bahwa cerita luar biasa Jokowi menunjukkan apa yang mungkin saja terjadi di Indonesia – dan menunjukkan batasan-batasannya.

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Febriana Firdaus

Independent investigative journalist, Febriana Firdaus, is currently a regular contributor to The Guardian, covering various topics from COVID-19 to the Black Lives Matter movement in West Papua. Her works have …

Ben Bland

Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, Ben Bland, is the author of Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia. …

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