Panel 20 (Triwibowo)

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Panel organizer

Albert Triwibowo, M.A. (Universität Rostock & Parahyangan Catholic University)


Contemporary Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy (1)

  1. Albert Triwibowo – In Search of Digital Diplomacy Made in Indonesia (Rostock University and Parahyangan Catholic University)
  2. Wendy Prajuli – Islam in Indonesian Foreign Policy (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Bina Nusantara University)
  3. Amanda tho Seeth – From the Campus to the World: Mapping Indonesia´s Islamic Science Diplomacy (GIGA Hamburg)
  4. Aknolt Kristian Pakpahan – Indonesian Economic Diplomacy: The Need of Finding New Non-Traditional Markets (Parahyangan Catholic University)
  5. Stanislaus R. Apresian – The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia (Leeds University and Parahyangan Catholic University)

Contemporary Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Diplomacy (2)

  1. I Nyoman Sudira – Indonesian Foreign Policy on the Issue of Papua (Parahyangan Catholic University)
  2. Idil Syawfi, Adrianus Harsawaskita and Jessica Martha – Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Hegemonic War (Parahyangan Catholic University)
  3. Ratih Indraswari – Indonesia Looks North: Reengaging with Republic of Korea (Ewha Women University and Parahyangan Catholic University)
  4. Putu Agung Nara I. P. S. – Populism and The Joko Widodo’s Second Terms Foreign Policy: Does It Exists? (Parahyangan Catholic University)

Panel Discussant
Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch (Universität Rostock)

Panel abstract

Indonesian foreign policy and diplomacy remain guided by the principle of bebas-aktif (free and independent). Meanwhile, its contemporary implementation strives to adapt to current interests and challenges. As one of the world’s most populous countries and one of the largest democracies with the largest Muslim population in the world combined with important geostrategic and geopolitical dimensions, Indonesia is considered a key emerging power. Indonesia needs to grasp opportunities in international venues both in terms of traditional and recent non-traditional interests and issues. Indonesia must also adapt to new trends in foreign policy, such as digitalisation, and economic and science diplomacy – all of which are important in modern international affairs. Nonetheless, the role of Islam in Indonesia’s foreign policy, democracy and human rights are mainstay topics. This panel will discuss contemporary issues surrounding Indonesian foreign policy and diplomacy. It is crucial to assess how Indonesia develops and adapts, especially in terms of its foreign policy and diplomacy, to understand how the country reacts to and responds to global challenges. Individual presentations will cover topics about digital aspects of Indonesian diplomacy, Indonesia’s effort to promote Islamic science diplomacy, Islam in Indonesian foreign policy, Indonesian economic diplomacy, Indonesian foreign policy on Papua, climate change, populism, and Indonesia’s foreign policy amidst rising geopolitical tension as well as its relation with the middle-power state of South Korea. This panel will be divided into two sessions, in which the first session will focus on new issues while the second session will discuss more about traditional issues inside Indonesian foreign policy.

Paper submission

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