Muchtar to Co-Lead Ninth Annual Indonesia Focus Conference

Posted on 10/12/2015 2:53:24 PM

Nurhaya Muchtar, associate professor in the Department of Communications Media, will co-lead the ninth annual Indonesia Focus Conference at Ohio State University, October 23–24, 2015.

The Indonesia Focus Conference provides a venue for interdisciplinary research related to Indonesia and aims to identify challenges Indonesia faces. The annual conference is hosted by different U.S. universities and includes presenters from the U.S. and Indonesia as well as other Asian and European countries.

This year, Muchtar will be accompanied by two students from IUP’s Department of English, Arifah Mardiningrum and Rudi Hartono. The conference is intended to motivate scholars in the study of Indonesia, to help increase the rate of scholarship and publication related to Indonesia, and to encourage networking among Indonesian and American scholars. 

IUP professor Kustim Wibowo from the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences founded the Indonesia Focus Conference, which is supported by the Indonesian Consular Office of Chicago and the Indonesian Embassy. The conference is being held in collaboration with OSU’s Department of Teaching and Learning and an organization Muchtar chairs, the Asian Society of International Relations and Public Affairs.