Workshop on COVID-19 Issues in Indonesia




About the Workshop

Indonesia confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in early March 2020. To date, almost 500,000 people have been infected and more than 15,800 related deaths being reported. So far, Indonesia is the worst affected country in the Southeast Asia. Restrictions on people’s movement and social distancing measures have drastically reduced social and business activities, which in turn affects the whole economy. Like many economies, Indonesia’s economy has entered a recession in the third quarter of this year. As a country well known for its close-communal relationship, various social restriction measures also are likely to have some deep implications for society.

This Workshop aims to discuss ideas and discourses on the impact of Covid-19 on Indonesia, and anticipate the longer-term changes that may result from this great disruption in the economic, political and social-cultural sectors. It will focus on the state-society relations: discussing the state capacity as well as everyday life in the society level and look at ideas for policy-makers in dealing with the pandemic.

The Conveners

  1. Dr Hui Yew-Foong
  2. Dr Siwage Dharma Negara
  3. Dr Norshahril Saat


The Speakers

  1. Dr Yanuar Nugroho
  2. Ms Sofie Syarif
  3. Dr Pandu Riono
  4. Dr Yeremia Lalisang
  5. Dr Deasy Simandjuntak
  6. Dr Yatun Sastramidjaja
  7. Dr Arief Ramayandi
  8. Dr Yose Rizal Damuri
  9. Mr Manggi Habir
  10. Dr Syafiq Hasyim
  11. Dr Ahmad Najib Burhani
  12. Mr Luhur Bima
  13. Dr Ariene Utomo
  14. Dr Diahhadi Setyonaluri


Dec 02 - 03 2020


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm