Women’s Eyes at All Issues: On Indonesia

Women’s Eyes at All Issues: On Indonesia

April 15-16, 2016 at Yale University


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. Indeed, it is now commonly acknowledged that besides the great historical figures, numerous ordinary citizens regardless of age and gender have sacrificed their lives for Indonesia, both before and after the country’s independence. Nonetheless, the discourse on Indonesian women and their roles - economic, social, cultural, historical, educational, political, military, etc. - 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 events.

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
dinner following event


Evelyn Blackwood, Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University

Nana Firman, GreenFaith, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and WWF (2008-2009)

The 14th Northeastern Conference (NEC)  on Indonesia

Hosted by Yale Indonesia Forum
    and Cornell Indonesian Association

April 16, 2016
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
A53 Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street, New Haven
Lunch provided

Keynote address:

“From Kartini to the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection”
(abstract >>)
Saskia E. Wieringa
Honorary Professor, University of Amsterdam

See NEC CONFERENCE PROGRAM >> for full list of conference PANELISTS and ABSTRACTS

Free and open to the public
Please RSVP to necatyale@gmail.com