Indonesia’s complex geography, history and demography create governance challenges for the archipelago at the best of times.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown these challenges into sharp relief, but in some cases complexity has also been a strength.
COVID-19 is now present in all of Indonesia’s 34 provinces, and its toll on the people and front-line workers of Indonesia has been deep.
Short-term economic damage and social disruption has been significant, while longer term outcomes remain uncertain and will depend on both domestic and international response efforts.
Join us for a live-streamed edition of the National Security Podcast on Thursday, 21 May, where we discuss these issues and more with leading analysts.
Dr Quinton Temby is a visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Yusof Itsak Institute in Singapore and is a Visiting Fellow.
Sidney Jones is the Director of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, has previously held leadership roles at the International Crisis Group and worked with the Ford Foundation, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
Professor Charlotte Setijadi is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Singapore Management University and co-host of the Talking Indonesia Podcast at the University of Melbourne.
Registration is essential.