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Hosted by the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF)

A great nation is a nation that honors the service of its heroes, President Soekarno once said. It was during his administration (1945-1966) that Kartini Day was instituted to encourage women to participate in the project of national development. Soekarno also stated that we should learn and be aware that matters concerning the society and the state are also issues that deal with both men and women, male and female, and that things related to women are the business of the society and the state. Nonetheless, the discourse on Indonesian women and their roles in Indonesian and Southeast Asian studies is still inadequate.

To commemorate Kartini Day (April 21), the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF), in collaboration with the Cornell Indonesian Association (CIA) will host the following event:

YIF Spring Dialogue

Hosted by the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF)

April 15, 2016 
2:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
GR109, Rosenfeld Hall
109 Grove Street, New Haven, CT


Evelyn Blackwood, Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University

Nana Firman, GreenFaith, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences



2:30 - 3:00 pm   Coffee/Tea and Indonesian Traditional Snacks

3:00 – 3:05 pm  Opening and wecoming by co-chairs

3:05 – 3:15 pm  Brief introduction of all guest speakers

3:15 - 4:45 pm   Dialogue with Guest Speakers

                          Moderator: Dinny Aletheiani, Yale University

                          Dr. Evelyn Blackwood, Purdue University
                          Nana Firman, Greenfaith Islamic Foundation for Ecology                             and Environmental Sciences


4:45 - 5:00 pm  Break (Coffee/Tea and Indonesian Traditional Snacks)

5:00 - 6:15 pm  Continued Dialogue with Guest Speakers

                          (Open for Questions & Answers for all)

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