Ms. Rikianarsyi A. N. Wirantoputri was awarded the 2019 Edward E. Masters Fellowship after a very competitive selection process. She currently serves as a Foreign Service Officer at the Directorate of ASEAN Political and Security Cooperation (Sub-directorate of Legal and Human Rights Affairs), Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She was chosen as the Chief of XXXVIII Batch of the School of Foreign Service, was among the Top 10 graduates her batch and attended diplomatic training at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations in 2015. She is now working on legal and human rights cooperation in ASEAN. Her purview ranges from being involved in the mechanism and work of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Director General of Consular and Immigration Meetings (DGICM), ASEAN Senior Law Official Meeting (ASLOM), Senior Officials on the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (SOMMLAT) and other related ASEAN Entities.
She loves writing both fiction and non-fiction. Her pieces had been published in the national newspaper and children magazine. She also studies Ikebana, the Japanese flower arrangement, and other flower designs.
Rikianarsyi holds B.A in International Relations with cum laude from Universitas Padjadjaran.
With a scholarship from the Edward E. Masters Fellowship Program, she will be pursuing her Masters of Arts degree at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nietze School of Advanced International Studies, concentrating in International Economics and International Law and Organization.
Established in 2010, the Edward E. Masters Fellowship Program is a collaboration between USINDO and Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PUSDIKLAT KEMLU). The program has funded the education of select officials from Indonesian Ministries at top U.S. schools in the United States and managed their placements. For more information about the program: https://www.usindo.org/what-we-do/enhancing-educational-exchanges/edward-e-masters-fellows-program/program-overview/