The decade following Reformasi, or reform, in Indonesia, has been one of major social and economic transformations, allowing Indonesia to become a democratic and thriving nation ready to play a significant role in the new world order. The election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for a second term signifies the maturing of democratic society and a promising future for the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. In his latest timely book "Indonesia Rising: Islam, Democracy and the Rise of Indonesia as a Major Power", Indonesia expert Dr. Nasir Tamara documents the key social, economic and political developments in Indonesia following its democratization. Dr. Tamara explains how democracy has been the fundamental force that has allowed Indonesia to recover from the deep crisis of 1998 to rise as a regional power, bringing progress and change to the archipelago. The challenges it faces remain colossal but the country now has a solid foundation on which to achieve economic and social progress not dissimilar to what China and India have experienced.
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Dr. Nasir Tamara, Chairman of the Indonesian International Scholars Association, Member of Executive Board of The Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and Visiting Professor at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta
- Monday, 17 January 2011
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road