FOSS Newsletter #4
Faculty of Social Sciences' Activities
COMPOSE Writing Fellows
Center of Muslim Politics and World Society (COMPOSE) under FOSS hosts the second batch of Writing Fellows. COMPOSE received a number of research proposals coming from Indonesia and overseas and selected ten fellows:
Dr. Ahmet Koroglu, Istanbul University, Turkey. Research title: The Boundaries of Belonging: Hajj and Transnational Experience from a Turkish Perspective.
Dr. Amanah Nurish, ICRS UGM, Indonesia. Research title: Transnational Islamic Movement in Indonesia: Reimagining Political Trajectory in 2024.
Sudiana A. Sasmita, Macquarie University, Australia. Research title: Local Democracy as the Way for Conflict and Peace Resolution in West Papua.
Ary Hermawan, University of Melbourne, Australia. Research title: Taliban Symphatizers’ or Fearless Graft Buster? Computational Propaganda as Hegemonic instrument in Twitter Conversation over the Firing KPK Employees.
Geger Riyanto, Heidelberg University, Germany. Research title: Performing Peace in the Face of its Potential Collapse: the Case of post-1999 Sectarian Conflict in Ambon
Saru Arifin, Pecs University, Hungary. Research title: Indonesia’s Bebas Aktif Principle under Jokowi: Reinstate the Foreign Policy as the Global Conflict Escalates
Dr. Puspa D. Amri, Claremont Graduate University, U.S. Research title: How Do Economic Perceptions Affect Public Opinion on Democracy?
Dr. Iqra Anugrah, Kyoto University, Japan. Research title: Rural Social Movement and Solidarity Economy Practices in Contemporary Indonesia
Andar Nubowo, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France. Research title: Crafting a Globalized Moderate Muslim Society: Muhammadiyah and NU’s Soft Power Diplomacy in Post Suharto Indonesia
Dr. Swati Chakraborty, The University of Calcutta, India. Research title: Social Media as a Space for Islamophobia-Covid and Environmental Crisis Management
UIN Dissertation Writing Fellowship
To foster closer exchange between UIII and the Indonesian State Islamic Universities (UIN), COMPOSE offers dissertation writing fellowship that will allow Ph.D students at any UIN in Indonesia to spend some time writing their dissertation at UIII. The fellows are expected to actively engage with academic activities in campus. The UIN fellowship is oriented towards building a network between UIII and religion-based universities under the Indonesia's Ministry of Religious Affairs.
For the first batch, five dissertation writing fellows have been selected after a competitive selection process:
Aprilia Restuning Tunggal, Ph.D student at UIN Yogyakarta. Dissertation topic: Politik Luar Negeri RI di Timur Tengah: Studi Kasus Kebijakan Luar Negeri Indonesia terhadap Mesir pada masa kepemimpinan Presiden Joko Widodo 2014 - 2021
Muhammad Rasyid, Ph.D student at UIN Antasari Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Dissertation topic: Paradigma Relasi Sains dan Agama pada pemikiran Hukum Islam di Indonesia (Studi Fatwa-fatwa Falakiyah / Astronomis Majelis Ulama Indonesia)
Petrus Tongkal, Ph.D student at UIN Jakarta. Dissertation topic: Bela Sumpah Darah: Kajian Fenomenologi Kerukunan Beragama dalam Perspektif Kearifan Lokal Masyarakat Alor
Rizki Damayanti, Ph.D student at UIN Jakarta. Dissertation topic: Diplomasi Publik Australia-Indonesia dalam Perspektif Hubungan Barat dan Islam: Studi Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program
Zulfadli, Ph.D student at UIN Jakarta. Dissertation topic: Gerakan Konservatisme Beridentitaskan Agama dan Adat di Sumatra Barat Pasca Orde Baru
UIN Dissertation Fellow Coffee Talk
“Bela Sumpah Darah: Kajian Fenomenologi Kerukunan Beragama dalam Perspektif Kearifan Lokal Masyarakat Alor”
Petrus Tongkal, lecturer at Institute Agama Kristen Negeri (IAKN) Kupang, currently doing his Ph.D. study at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta
21 November 2022
“Diplomasi Publik Australia-Indonesia dalam Perspektif Hubungan Barat dan Islam: Studi Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program”
Rizki Damayanti, lecturer at Department of International Relations, Paramadina University, currently doing her Ph.D study at SPS UIN Syarif Hidayatullah
28 November 2022
BROWNBAG Series #8
"Community Development and Responses to Violent and Hateful Extremism, and Conflict Violence, in East Africa and Southeast Asia"
Prof. Greg Barton, Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University, Australia.
12 October 2022
BROWNBAG Series #9
"Indo-Pacific: Navigating Geopolitical Shifts and Uncertainties"
H.E. Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, 2009-2014.
19 October 2022
“We Live on the Same Planet: Climate Change and National/International Governance Problem”
Farwiza Farhan, HAKA Foundation
23 November 2022
To enhance effectiveness in teaching, FOSS organized an internal two-days workshop for all faculty members titled "Teaching Political Sciences to Graduate Students”
Speakers: Dr. Ridwan and Dr. Aan Suryana.
23 – 24 November 2022
FOSS held a gathering to welcome visiting professors, fellows, and to relax students who were facing midterm exam week. Food and drinks were on us!
23 November 2022
FOSS Public Lecture Series
Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru delivered a public in-person on campus. He is the author of Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: a Global and Historical Comparison (Cambridge, 2019). Professor Ahmet Kuru is the Director of Center of Islamic and Arabic Studies at San Diego State University in the U.S. He is a visiting professor at FOSS UIII and taught a course on "Religion, Democracy, and Development".
"The Ulema-State Alliance in Crisis: From Iran to Turkey"
Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru, San Diego State University, U.S.
31 October 2022
We were very honored to welcome and host H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, on campus. She delivered a public lecture on Indonesia's relations with the wider Muslim world.
“Indonesia's Foreign Policy and the Muslim World”
H.E Retno L.P Marsudi,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
30 November 2022
Life at the UIII
FOSS warmly welcomes the arrival of Professor Greg Fealy (Australian National University) who teaches a course on "Religion, Democracy, and Development".
18 – 29 November 2022
Dr. Amanda too Seth, from GIGA (German Institute for Global and Area Studies) in Germany, visited UIII to discuss her research on the role of Islamic higher education institution with faculty members of FOSS
3 – 11 November 2022
Aldi Nur Fadil Auliya, our M.A in Political Science student presented his paper on the 6th Panel of "the Conference of Jurnal Sosiologi Reflektif” organized by Sociology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta on 23 - 24 November 2022.
Ronaa Nisa’us Sholikhah, our M.A in Political Science student, presented a paper titled "Women Clerics in the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Islamic Boarding Schools" in Mubadalah Postgraduate Forum (MPF) held by Kongres Ulama Perempuan Indonesia (KUPI, Congress of the Indonesian Female Ulema) II in UIN Walisongo Semarang, 22 November 2022.
Tri Sulistianing Astuti, our M.A in Political Science student, presented a paper during "the 2022 Indonesia Focus Conference" organized by School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburg, 22 October 2022. Her paper title was “Health and Safety on the Polling Day: Do the 2024 Elections still need it?”
Our Faculty Members on the Move
Dr. Philips Vermonte was invited as one of the speakers in "Seminar on the Reflection of Ahmad Syafii Maarif's Thoughts and Legacies" organized by the Maarif Institute and Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, 12 November 2022.
Dr. Philips Vermonte published an op-ed titled "Indonesia Plays a Unique Role as G20 president. Will it matter?", Jakarta Post special edition on the G20 Summit, November 2022.
Dr. Nia Deliana presented a paper title Between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean: South Indian in Maritime Circulation and Religio-intellectual Connection in Spiced Islam Conference: India, Indonesia and Indian Ocean held in UIN Syarief Hidayatullah Jakarta on 28th November 2022.
Dr. Ridwan as part of Alpha-I team, accomplished an Endline Study on “Early Childhood Parenting and Child Protection on Sponsored Children’s Families” (October 2022)
Dr. Ridwan also received a micro grant on Joint Fellows of KAICIID Fellows Network (KFN) entitled “Peace Camp in Banjarmasin 2023” (October 2022).
In addition, he was a member of the organizing committee of G20 Religion Twenty (R20) Summit on 2-3 November in Nusa Dua, Bali.
In relation to this, Dr. Ridwan published opinion pieces on R20 and World Peace Forum in SINDO. Please see the link:
Dr. Djayadi Hanan was a speaker in a forum titled "Analyzing Party and Party System in Indonesia" during the Kosgoro 1957 National Leadership Orientation, Bogor, Oct 18, 2022.
He participated as a resource person in Focused Group Discussion on "Conceptualizing Variables and Methods of Intra-party Democracy" in 25 November 2022, organize by the Indonesian Association for Election and Democracy (Perludem), Jakarta.
Dr. Djayadi Hanan was invited as a resource person in National School for Young Politicians organized by Satunama Foundation of Yogyakarta in 19 Nov 2022.
He was also invited as a resource person in National Talkshow on Peaceful Election organized by Tribun Network, 17 Nov 2022.