Yogyakarta, 30 January 2019 – Welcoming the political year of 2019, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM, in cooperation with Jaringan Demokrasi Indonesia (JaDI) held a talk show on Tuesday (30/1). The event took place in the Mandiri Library Auditorium, on the 4th floor of the Fisipol UGM building. This talk show was attended by the representatives of the campaign teams of both candidates of the 2019 Presidential Election, the Tim Kampanye Nasional (TKN) of Joko Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin and the Badan Pemenangan Nasional (BPN) of Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, with two representatives from each side. “Many unsubstantial activities the social media have occurred due to the upcoming 2019 elections. Fisipol wishes to provide an alternative platform for a substantial and open discussion to discuss the programs and issues concerning Indonesia’s future in a more elaborate manner. Thus, to provide a substantive discussion, we conduct it in the academic field,” as stated by Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto, M. Si, the Dean of Fisipol UGM in his opening speech.Arsul Sani and Trimedya Panjaitan represented the TKN, while the BPN was represented by Bambang Widjajanto and Surya Imam. This talk show was also attended by three panellists with various backgrounds. Professor Agus Pramusinto, Muh. Najib and Hifdzil Alim, from JaDI, were the panellists on this talk show. The three panellists represented the neutral academic community.
The challenges of tomorrow are becoming harder to face. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) has erased numerous jobs. However, plenty of new opportunities have also emerged through innovations to solve problems,” as stated by the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences during his opening speech at the Fisipol Creative Hub talk show that was held in a collaboration with Plug and Play Indonesia on Monday (21/1).
With the topic of “What are some problems that a startup can solve?”, Fisipol Creative Hub featured three main speakers; Dr. Wawan Mas’udi (Vice Dean of Academic and Student Affairs), Wesley Harjono (Managing Director of GK PnP) and Riki Sanjaya (Operational Director of Young on Top). The event, which was held in Mandiri Auditorium on the 4th floor of the Fisipol UGM building, has successfully attracted the interests of various participants, ranging from high school students to university students from all across Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta, 10 January 2019 – The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM celebrated Christmas and New Year’s Eve on Monday (10/1) at the West Hall of Fisipol UGM. This event was themed “The Wisdom of Jesus Christ For Us,” and was attended by the faculty members of Fisipol UGM.
This event was started with the lighting of candles, led by the Dean of Fisipol UGM, Dr.Erwan Agus Purwanto,M.Si, and was proceeded by an opening speech by the Head of the Committee. “With the spirit of Christmas, our unity must always be preserved,” as stated by Silverius Djuni Prihatin as the head of this year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration committee.
Yogyakarta, 6 December 2018—ASEAN Studies Center (ASC) of Fisipol UGM held a research dissemination session entitled “From Indonesia To ASEAN: Lesson Learned From The Field” on Thursday (6/12/2018). Located in the Eastern Seminar Room of Fisipol UGM, this session was moderated by Harits Dwi Wiratma, an International Relations lecturer from Universitas Respati Yogyakarta. One of the researches that was presented was entitled ‘The Initiation of The Development of Islamic Heritage Tourism in The Special Region of Yogyakarta’ by Dra. Siti Daulah Khoiriati. This presentation was started with a video, one of the final outputs of this research.
Yogyakarta, 6 December 2018–ASEAN Studies Center (ASC) of Fisipol UGM held a research dissemination session entitled “From Indonesia To ASEAN: Lesson Learned From The Field” on Thursday (6/12) in the Eastern Seminar Room of Fisipol UGM.
Besides research presentation, this dissemination session at the end of 2018 also held a book presentation session entitled “Localizing SDGs: Assessing Indonesia’ s Compliance toward Global Goals.”
This presentation session was presented by Karina Larasati Bhumiriyanto, a researcher at ASC and also the co-author of Localizing SDGs: Assessing Indonesia’ s Compliance toward Global Goals. This book was written by Dafri Agussalim and partners, a lecturer at the Department of International Relations. This session was moderated by Harits Dwi Wiratma, an International Relations lecturer from Univeristas Respati Yogyakarta.
Students as agents of social change should have a competitive spirit and manifest it through academic or non-academic means. However, having a competitive spirit is not enough, as students should also be sensitive to their surroundings and able to identify social problems comprehensively. Founding a startup company that focuses on solving social problems shows an improvement in the mindset of the students.
‘Lomba Mahasiswa’ is a startup company founded by three students from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL) Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM); Muhammad Rilo Nugroho, Adhika Trisliantama and Fathin Difa Robbani. This startup company was founded to synergize the two aspects mentioned earlier. Lomba Mahasiswa held the Srawung Mahasiswa #1 (Student Gathering #1) Talkshow in the Digilib Cafe of Fisipol UGM on the 30th of November, from 3.30 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.. This talk show invited three speakers, in which all were individuals that are active in the field of startup companies. The guest speakers were Marizal Fanani from the Faculty of Agricultural Technology of UGM Batch 2015, Kintansari Adhyna Putri from the Department of Public Policy and Management of FISIPOL UGM Batch 2017 and Muhammad Rilo Nugroho from the Department of Politics and Government of FISIPOL UGM Batch 2017.
Yogyakarta, 26th of November 2018—13,524 non-violent actions have been conducted in resolving social conflicts in Indonesia after the reformation. This shows that non-violent actions are essential in voicing the interests and problems within the Indonesian society. Within two decades after the reformation, Indonesia has experienced numerous dynamics in the process of democratic consolidation. This includes in the increase in the number of communal violence, vigilantism, intolerance, industrial and agrarian conflicts, hate spins and other forms of violence that may threaten the process of democratic consolidation of Indonesia. This matter motivated Diah Kusumaningrum, Novi Kurnia, Ayu Diah Rahmawati and associates to conduct a research project entitled ‘Nonviolence as Key to Democratic Consolidation in Indonesia’. In accordance to the title, the researchers emphasized non-violent elements and actions as important instruments in the process of democratic consolidation in Indonesia. “The structure of democracy should be equipped by civil cultures that are based on non-violent values in order for democracy to thrive,” as stated by Ayu Diasti as a representative of the research team. She stated that democracy is not about the absence of conflict, but on how actors within democracy can solve conflicts with non-violent methods.
Yogyakarta, 26 November 2018— The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM held a research grant event once more.
This event was held from the 26th of November until the 28th of November 2018. At this year’s event, there were at least 63 research projects that were presented, which were conducted by both lecturers and students. This event was held in the Eastern Seminar Room on the second session on Monday (26/11). There were four research projects that were presented in front of Fisipol students.
Yogyakarta, 14 November 2018- Soprema 2018 was officially ended during the Awarding Night and the Closing Ceremony. The event, which was entitled “The Culture of Nusantara”, was held in the Auditorium on the 4th floor of FISIPOL UGM on Wednesday (14/11) evening. Gede Jamur (Bali) managed to finish at the first place in the Start Up category, which was followed by 21 Points Group (East Borneo) in the second place and Sudut Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara) in the third place. From the Kick-Off category, NARAY (Special Region of Yogyakarta) emerged victorious in the first place, followed by Kepul (North Sumatra) in the second place and followed by Tani Jiwo (Central Java) in the third place. Both categories also produced three commendation awardees. For the Start Up Category, Design for Dream (Special Region of Yogyakarta) received the first commendation award, followed by Arum Dwi Nastiti (Central Java) and Zairi/Kelas Entrepreneur (Bengkulu) that received second and third commendation awards respectively. Meanwhile from the Kick-Off category, FLOS (Central Java) won the first commendation award, while Tun Jang Coffee (Bengkulu) and SAHKALI (Banten) snatched the second and third commendation awards respectively.
With the grand topic of “Creative Economy in Indonesia”, the International Relations Student Corps of UGM (KOMAHI) held the Yogyakarta Youth Strategic Forum (YYSF) 2018 as one of the events in HIPHORIA (16/11).
This seminar invited two main speakers, with Mukti R. Setianto, the Director of Trade, Commodity and Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a moderator.
Ardantya Syahreza, the Branding Marketing Consultant at IDCreativeBrand, started the seminar by stressing the importance of creativity in the creative economy industry. “If all of the items in the market are the same, the price will be the most determining factor,” he stated.