Seminar: Labour Politics in Indonesia
INDONESIA STUDIES PROGRAMME SEMINAR
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This seminar has several central questions: What can we learn about Indonesia’s organised labour from those episodes? How should we characterise the labour movement’s different strategies? How have they contributed to democratic consolidation in Indonesia? What are the factors that prevent organised labour from becoming a major political player in Indonesia?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Benny Hari Juliawan graduated with a Master in sociology (2001) at Warwick University and then pursued MPhil (2007) and DPhil (2010) in development studies at Oxford University, all in the UK. Born in Ambarawa, Indonesia, he is now based in Jakarta where he works for the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific, a Catholic church organisation working for justice. He is also associated with the Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta where he is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Religious and Cultural Studies. His area of interest covers labour politics and migration, democratisation and identity politics.