Trends of Political Supports in Indonesia Two Years before 2019 National Elections



About the Seminar

Based on the latest public poll conducted by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) on September 2017, this presentation will look at how good or bad is the Indonesian government’s performance in the eyes of the citizens. It will also discuss the political support that President Jokowi has two years before the national elections of 2019. To understand those evaluation and political support, other issues on how people evaluate the economy, politics, security, and law enforcement in the country during the last three years will be presented. In addition, the public evaluation on government’s policies and programs in many sectors of public life is also included.

About the Speaker

Djayadi Hanan is a Lecturer of Political Science at Paramadina University in Jakarta where he also serves as Director of The University’s Institute for Education Reform (IER). Besides that, Dr Djayadi is an Executive Director of Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC), a leading political research and polling institute in the country. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University as well as Master degrees both from Ohio University and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Dr Djayadi has served as Director of Research and Services at Paramadina University Jakarta, Senior Researcher with the The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) – Indonesia, and researcher at the Ohio State University and the Ministry of Regional Autonomy of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2012, he resided in Harvard Kennedy School as a research fellow where he conducted research on multiparty presidential democracy in developing countries. His main fields of expertise include the role of education in democratic cultures, legislative and executive interaction at the local, regional and national level, and student and religious movements during democratization processes. As a political scientist, Dr Djayadi publishes articles in several journals and writes extensively in Indonesian major newspapers. As a political commentator he has been interviewed by major national televisions, radios, and printed media in Indonesia and overseas. His latest book (Mizan, 2014) is entitled: “Menakar Presidensialisme Multipartai di Indonesia” (Understanding Multiparty Presidentialism in Indonesia).

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Nov 09 2017


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2