Exclusive preview of report “Indonesian Students in Egypt and Turkey” in ISEAS Seminar

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute hosted an exclusive preview of a major new report, “Indonesian Students in Egypt and Turkey”, co-authored by Sidney Jones, Navhat Nuraniyah and Anthony Bubalo.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 – The Indonesian Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute hosted Sidney Jones and Navhat Nuraniyah from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict in Jakarta and Anthony Bubalo from the Lowy Institute in Sydney today.

Dr Malcolm Cook, ISEAS Senior Fellow chairing the seminar. From left to right: Seated with him are co-authors of the report – Ms Sidney Jones, Ms Navhat Nuraniyat and Mr Anthony Bubalo (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

They presented the exclusive preview of a co-authored report to be officially launched at the Lowy Institute on April 15. The report, “Influences on Indonesian Students in Egypt and Turkey”, is based on in-depth interviews with Indonesian students currently studying in both countries.

Photo 1: Ms Jones explaining details of the report especially the interviews the co-authors had with the students.
Photo 2: Mr Bubalo announcing the release date of the report – 15 April 2016 
(Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The face-to-face in situ interviews delve into the influences of living in the Middle East, the rise of the Islamic State, the military coup in Egypt, and the growing authoritarianism of the AKP-led government in Turkey on the students’ views of Islam, Islamism and Indonesia.

Photo 3: Ms Nuraniyah responding to questions from participants regarding the report.
Photo 4: The seminar was attended by close to 50 participants. 
(Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The report acts as a corrective to some of the concerns about Middle Eastern influences on Indonesia and Islam in Indonesia. The report will be available for free from the Lowy Institute website (www.lowyinstitute.org) from 15 April onwards.

Close to 50 participants attended the 1.5 hour seminar held in ISEAS this morning.

Note: The report is now available – click here to view the full texts.


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