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.
Yogyakarta- the 60 semifinalists of Soprema 2018 competition from the startup category (for companies aged 1-3 years) and the kick-off category (for companies that are under 1-year-old) presented their business ideas in front of the judges on Tuesday (13/11) morning. Various social businesses, ranging from culinary until technology, have presented their ideas well through various forms of appealing and creative presentations. The semifinalists will compete in order to proceed to the final round that will be held on Wednesday (14/11) on Fisipol UGM. The presentations were held from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Fisipol UGM.
On Monday (12/11) morning, the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Erwan Agus Purwanto, officially opened the Soprema 2018 event. The opening ceremony was attended by several invitees and was enlivened by Not Biru, a music band that has contributed in community empowerment, particularly to the disabled community through social inclusivity campaigns by music.
This press conference was also attended by Hempri Suyatna as the Chairman of Soprema 2018, M. Najib Azca as the Director of the Youth Studies Centre (YouSure) UGM and M. Sigit Yudanto as the representative of the Yogyakarta branch of BRI. Erwan stated that Soprema was held by Fisipol UGM as an implementation of the notion of UGM as a sociopreneur campus. “Fisipol has created an ecosystem that prepares and facilitates students to face the challenges of the 4.0 era though various schemes,” as Erwan stated. In accordance to Erwan, M. Najib Azca also stated that “Through Soprema, the social dimension of entrepreneurship can be highlighted. Therefore, Fisipol UGM has a major role in this event.”
Yogyakarta, 6 November 2018-CfDS UGM invited Haris Izmee, the President of Microsoft Indonesia, to the CfDS CEOTalk event that discussed issues surrounding Microsoft and cybersecurity (6/11).
“Every year, Microsoft spends billions of dollars to conduct research in the sphere of cybersecurity,” Haris stated. Besides research, another effort that Microsoft took to protect its customers is by investing in large sums, in which 5 of them are located in Asia.
Indonesia itself is a country with the third highest risk of malware attacks. Therefore, the issue of cybersecurity is an issue that deserves special attention.
Yogyakarta, 5 November 2018-The phase of demographic dividend that Indonesia currently experience may deliver benefits and threats. It requires efforts to maximize the potentials so that the demographic dividend can trigger a significant economic growth. The discussion surrounding efforts to take advantage of the demographic dividend was discussed in the public lecture entitled “Demographic Dividend and Human Development: How Prepared Are We?”. This public lecture was held by the Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Development and Welfare on Monday (5/11/2018). This public lecture took place in the Mandiri Auditorium on the 4th floor of Fisipol UGM and invited Pungkas Bahjuri Ali, the Director of the Health and Public Nutrition Division in the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS).
The Unit of Research, Publication and Public Service (UP3M) of FISIPOL UGM held a discussion concerning the use of Big Data (31/10). This discussion narrated several social phenomena that occurred due to the use of Big Data; such as echo chambers, filter bubbles and the thickening of ideologies. These big data-related phenomena, according to Arya, signify the urgency of social researches using big data in understanding more social-political phenomena in the modern society.
In this discussion, UP3M invited Dr. Mahmud Syaltout, S.H., DEA, the Head Analyst of ANP-INSIGHT and a Lecturer in the Paramadina Graduate School as a speaker. His experiences in ANP-INSIGHT, a provider of information, analyses and business strategies based on data, made Mahmud a renowned figure in the realm of big data processing and has served in several major companies and governmental institutions in Indonesia.
FisipRun, which is routinely held every Friday, had a different atmosphere. As a part of the 63rd Dies Natalis of Fisipol, this edition of FisipRun was held as a charity run entitled ”FisipRun Dies Natalis: Solidarity for Humanity Palu-Donggala”, which was aimed to help earthquake victims in Palu and Donggala. The series of natural disasters that has struck Indonesia recently, from Lombok to Palu and Donggala triggered Fisipol UGM to held such charity run on Friday (12/10) in the front yard of the BB Building Fisipol UGM from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.. The event, which was held under a cooperation with Disaster Response Unit (DERU) and the Sport Forum of Fisipol (FOF), was attended by approximately 200 participants. In this charity run, the total distance was 4 kilometres.