A Nation in Dysfunction: Discourses on Corruption in Indonesia

A Nation in Dysfunction: Discourses on Corruption in Indonesia


April 21-22, 2017 – Yale University

Indonesia’s government has been perpetually riddled by corruption and a lack of public accountability, thus, engendering political frustration and resentment amongst the populace. The literature contains a multitude of perspectives; some argue that corruption is caused by the following factors, among others: bureaucracy and institutional structures, social grievances, Indonesia’s young democracy, economic interests, legal systems and enforcement, grassroots power, and colonial legacy, as well as cultural and historical contingencies that act to make or break corrupt practices. As Indonesia continues to craft its democracy, the specter of corruption looms large. While the conversations on this issue can at times seem too divisive or confined within certain strands of thought, we invite speakers and attendees from all disciplines and areas to critically analyze, expand, synthesize, contest, and discuss their perspectives on corruption at the two following events:

YIF Spring Dialogue

Hosted by the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF)

Friday, April 21, 2017
2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Room 100, Dow Hall
370 Temple Street, New Haven, CT


Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, Chairman of the Indonesia Infrastructure Finance and former Minister of Finance of Indonesia; Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Indonesia; Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor, Australian National University (2016-2017); Member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development, International Trade, Macroeconomics, and Political Economy

Dr. Deden Rukmana, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Urban Studies and Planning Program, Savannah State University

The 16th Northeastern Conference (NEC)  on Indonesia

Hosted by Yale Indonesia Forum
    and Cornell Indonesian Association

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Room 4200, Evans Hall (SOM)
165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
Lunch provided



Free and open to the public
If you wish to attend one or both days, please RSVP to:  necatyale@gmail.com