Past eventResearch Event

Indonesia Today: Islam, the Elections, Corruption, Education and Agriculture

13 October 2008 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Professor Bill Watson, University of Kent

Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze, Associate Fellow, Chatham House



The talk will primarily address politics and Islam in Indonesia from an indigenous perspective.

Bill Watson is professor of social anthropology and multicultural studies at the University of Kent. He has travelled regularly to Indonesia over the last 40 years and has taught lectured at several Indonesian universities including the Bandung Technology Institute and the Indonesian University of Education. Professor Watson has written on the politics and modern history of Indonesia as well as on conventional anthropological topics. His recent writings include the book 'Of Self and Injustice. Autobiography and Repression in Modern Indonesia'.

The speaker will talk under the Chatham House Rule.