Reog Ponorogo Enlivened The 63th Dies Natalis of Fisipol UGM

Yogyakarta, 19 September 2018- more than ten Reog dancers along with lecturers and Fisipol
employees marched from the San Siro Park to the West Hall of Fisipol UGM (19/9). This
procession was the beginning of an event to commemorate the 63 rd Dies Natalis of Fisipol.
This year’s event was themed ‘Strengthening Social Development to Achieve SDG’s’. After
the opening ceremony, the series of event to commemorate this year’s Dies Natalis will last
until October. Some of the events include; dies speech, national seminars, visits of POR Fisip
and will be closed by family gathering and alumni meeting. read more

The Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy Visited Fisipol UGM: HIPIIS DIY Should Be The Guardian For The Contemporary Studies Of Pancasila’s Values

Yogyakarta, 17 September 2018- The arrival of the Minister of Education and Culture Prof.
Muhadjir Effendy was a part of his visit as the Chairman of the Indonesian Society for the
Development of Social Sciences (HIPIIS) for the Yogyakarta branch of HIPIIS (HIPIIS
DIY). HIPIIS DIY, in which most of its members are the Deans of faculties in the sphere of
social sciences in UGM, along with other members that hailed from other universities such as
UIN Sunan Kalijaga and UNS, welcomed the arrival of the Minister of Education and Culture
in the Digilib Café inside the Fisipol UGM building. The agenda of this meeting was filled
with discussions between members of HIPIIS DIY and the Minister of Education and Culture
regarding the programs of HIPIIS DIY. read more

Understanding Indo-Pacific and The Strategic Role Within: Panel Discussion with the Habibie Center

Yogyakarta, 13 September 2018 – Along with recent developments in issues surrounding the region that is increasingly complex and requires reciprocal relations between states to solve, the motivation to form regional cooperation or organizations is increasing. This phenomenon also occurs in states in the Asia-Pacific region, with various regional institutions or agreements initiated; and among them is the Indo-Pacific. The term ‘Indo-Pacific’, in which recently was predicted to replace the relevancy of the term ‘Asia-Pacific’, was the primary concern in ‘Panel Discussion: The Strategic Role of ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific’ on Thursday. read more

Book Launching: Expanding Horizons: Indonesia’s Regional Engagement in The Indo-Pacific Era

Global Engagement Office (GEO) FISIPOL UGM in cooperation with the Perth USAsia Centre of the University of Western Australia held a seminar and discussion session along with the launching of ‘Expanding Horizons: Indonesia’s Regional Engagement in The Indo-Pacific Era’ book, which was written by Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, Dr. M. Faris Al-Fadhat, Lecturer at the Department of International Relations Universitas Muhamadiyah Yogyakarta and Dr. Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti, Lecturer at the Department of International Relations Universitas Gadjah Mada and Mr. Kyle Springer, Researcher at the Perth USAsia Centre. This seminar and discussion were guided by Dian Fatmawati, Lecturer at the Department of Social Development and Welfare and was held in the Eastern Seminar Room of FISIPOL UGM. This discussion was also attended by the Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono and the Dean of FISIPOL UGM, Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto. Both presented their opening speeches during the event. read more

Reviewing the Relevance of Indonesia’s Free and Active Foreign Politics The 70th anniversary of Free and Active Politics, Is It Still Relevant?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute of International Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada (IIS UGM) and the Association of International Relations Science of Indonesia (AIHII) held a convention entitled ‘Reviewing 70 years of Indonesia’s Free and Active Politics’ on Wednesday (5/9). The convention, which was held in the Senate Hall of UGM Rectorate was intended to commemorate the 70 years of Indonesia’s free and active politics. On the 2nd of September, 70 years ago, Indonesia’s Vice President, Drs. Moh. Hatta in a meeting session of the Central Indonesian National Committee formulated the framework of Indonesia’s foreign politics, which is known as “Free and Active Politics”. In this framework, Indonesia does not only accentuate neutrality, but also aims to strengthen and uphold world peace.

At this convention, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. A.M. Fachir attended as a keynote speaker. In his session, Vice FM A.M. Fachir explained several essential points of Bung Hatta’s speech. “First, should we choose between the two blocs? Second, as a nation, we should not be an object in the international battle. Last, we must be a subject that is rightful to determine our own positions and purposes,’ as stated by Vice FM A.M. Fachir. He also stated that Indonesia is consistent with the free and active politics policy and continues to contribute. Examples include the establishment of the Asia Africa Conference (KAA), one of the initiators of the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) and others. read more

Understanding Synergy in Empowerment Through Discussion and Book Review : “Mendayung Semangat, Menggapai Keberdayaan”

Yogyakarta, 27th of August 2018-In recent years, social programs that are aimed to solve public issues are facing a significant change. Not only it is improving quantitatively, but also the actors that are participating in empowerment programs are also improving. Previously centred on charity, current social programs are shifting towards capacity building and empowerment. As a result, the self-sustainment and the sustainability of the programs can be felt by the society. This shift was discussed on the event ‘Discussion & Book Review: Rowing Towards Empowerment’, which was held by KAPSTRA FISIPOL UGM in cooperation with the Department of Social Development and Welfare (PSdK) FISIPOL UGM and Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ). read more

Welcoming Asian Games, FISIPOL UGM held Fisiprun

Yogyakarta, 10 August 2018—Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada held Fisiprun on Friday (10/8). This event was held to enliven the upcoming Asian Games on the 18th of August. This event was attended by 165 participants, which hailed from various faculties in Universitas Gadjah Mada. Fisiprun took place around the premises of UGM, totalling 4 km in track length. Fisipol UGM supports the success Asian Games 2018 and Indonesian athletes that will participate in this competition. read more

The Euphoria of PPSMB Society 2018’s Inauguration and Closing

Yogyakarta, 9 August 2018- The student orientation in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM, PPSMB society, has ended in Thursday (9/7). The series of events in the first day included talk show, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), poster presentations, rally simulation and stage performances. On the second day, PPSMB was held in each department, continued with the exhibition of the faculty’s student extracurricular activities (UKMF), concluded with the inauguration of PPSMB society and the closing of the event. read more

Fisipol UGM Held a Meeting with the Parents of the New Students

As part of the student orientation in Universitas Gadjah Mada for 2018/2019 academic year, on Monday (6/8) a meeting for the parents of the new students of FISIPOL UGM was held. Tens of parents of the nation’s best youths have filled the west hallway of FISIPOL since 12.30 p.m.. This was not only attended by the representatives of the Dean and the Senate, but also representatives of each department and majors in FISIPOL UGM. Besides to welcome the new members of the FISPOL UGM family, this event was also held to provide a comprehensive image regarding the management, systems, the academic and non-academic facilities in FISIPOL UGM that will be utilized by the new students throughout their study, as mentioned by the moderator, Acniah Damayanti, S.IP., M.Sc.. read more

National Dialogue of the Community Entrepreneurship Academy (AKM), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UGM presenting several National Indonesian Figures as Speakers

Yogyakarta, 28 July 2018—the Community Entrepreneurship Academy (AKM) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol), UGM held a National Dialogue as a closing of the cloning stage for its participants. This National Dialogue was open to the public and it was attended by national figures such as the Minister of Manpower, M. Hanif Dhakiri, the Regent of Kulon Progo, Hasto Wardoyo, the Director of Labour Market Information, Roostiawati, the Head of the Yogyakarta Special Province Regional Manpower Office, Andung Prihadi, and the Head of the Lembang Vocational Training Center (BLK), Aan Subhan. The National Dialogue was held at the Mandiri Auditorium in Fisipol, UGM on Saturday (28/7). Carrying the theme “the Role of Sociopreneur in Building National Resilience”, the main objective of the event was to instill positive impacts of the AKM program not only to the participants and target villages, but to the wider public as well. The Dean of Fisipol UGM, Erwan Agus Purwanto, stated that the AKM program demonstrates Fisipol UGM’s support to solutions that address Indonesian economic issues through the sociopreneur movement. “In order to provide students with entrepreneurship skills, we have prepared a startup incubation program,” Erwan said in the opening remarks he delivered during the National Dialogue. read more