Strengthening Australia and Indonesia’s Bilateral Relations

Date/Time: Thu 12 Oct / 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Windsor Hotel Melbourne

Inaugural Lecture of the Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series 2017

Strengthening Australia and Indonesia’s Bilateral Relations

Monash Arts is delighted to present the Dean’s Alumni Lecture Series, featuring alumni who are eminent leaders in their fields.

Hosted by the Dean, Professor Sharon Pickering, this inaugural lecture features Ibu Dewi Wahab, Consul General of Indonesia (Victoria and Tasmania), with a response by Professor Ariel Heryanto and questions from the audience. The Lecture will conclude with a presentation from PPIA & Indonesian Community Association, Victoria.

This free lecture is open to alumni, staff, students and the public.

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Please note this event is now full.

For more information, please contact Amy Lim on 9905 2162.


Ibu Dewi Wahab, Consul General of Indonesia (Victoria and Tasmania)
Prior to her posting as Consul General in Melbourne, Ibu Dewi was the Director of East Asia and Pacific Affairs for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010-2014, responsible for bilateral relations with Australia and 30 other countries in the Asia and Pacific Region.

Prof Sharon Pickering, Dean of Arts
Sharon Pickering is an internationally recognised expert in criminology and winner of numerous awards including in human rights. Since joining Monash in 2003, she has held a number of leadership roles including Head of Criminology and Head of the School of Social Sciences – one of the largest, most accomplished social science schools in Australia.

Prof Ariel Heryanto, Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia
Professor Ariel Heryanto has made a long-standing contribution to the international scholarly community focussed on three broad and related areas: (i) the everyday politics of identity; (ii) trans-regional collaborations for building a post-Cold War Asian studies; and (iii) a search for innovative dialogues between area studies and the “new humanities”, particularly cultural studies, media studies, and postcolonial studies

Thursday 12th October

6:15pm – 7:30pm

Windsor Hotel Melbourne
111 Spring Street

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