Cordially invites you to an informative event in
USINDO’s Open Forum Scholars Series
Analyzing Social Conflicts in Indonesia:
Shifting Patterns of Violence and Preventive Measures
Rudi Sukandar, PhD
Senior Advisor to the National Violence Monitoring System
The Habibie Center, Jakarta
Friday, November 22
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
USINDO Conference Room
1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Uncovering conflict potential is crucial in contemporary Indonesia, especially when the country’s economic, political, and security interests are at stake. Violent conflict patterns are shifting from extended violence (e.g. separatist violence and extended communal violence) to episodic violence (e.g. riots and group clashes, and routine violence). To develop the appropriate measures to mitigate and prevent conflict, it is first imperative to understand the trigger of violence and its impacts.
Social conflicts can stem from competition over resources, governance issues, disputed local elections, competing identity, or popular justice. The consequences of these conflicts, the number of deaths, injuries, and property damage are devastating. To some extent, the causes of the conflict are preventable through an early warning system, supported by proper data-based analyses. The National Violence Monitoring System (NVMS) was established to provide a basis for deliberating policies on violence prevention and conflict management.
USINDO is pleased to welcome Dr. Rudi Sukandar, a Senior Advisor to the National Violence Monitoring System (NVMS) Team of the Habibie Center, Jakarta. Dr. Sukandar will present his current research on reporting and analyzing violent conflict in Indonesia, acquaint us with the current types of conflicts occurring in Indonesia, discuss the use of the NVMS data for strengthening the capacity of related institutions to detect and respond to social conflicts, and explain how such databases can change relevant stakeholders’ views on violence prevention and conflict management in Indonesia.
Please join us for this informative event.
This event is open and free of charge. To register, please kindly RSVP HERE by noon November 22, 2013.