Main Speakers (2016)

Luc Haas, the ICRC Deputy Head of Regional Delegation for Indonesia and Timor Leste

Luc Haas is the Deputy Head of Regional Delegation to Indonesia-Timor Leste since March 2016. With almost 20 years of experience, Luc specialized in the management of humanitarian crisis in different landscape. Apart from Asia, he also has the experience working in Middle East and Africa. In the ICRC Regional Delegation to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Luc leads the protection program such as “Restoring Family Link” as well as migration. He also initiates pilot project on sexual violence. Luc also supports the management of a structure with 45 staff, represents the ICRC in both Indonesia and Timor Leste, with the focus on rebrand the organizational identity in Indonesia, and develop partnerships with Indonesian actors (humanitarian and other sectors).

Brendan M. Howe, Associate Dean and Professor of International Studies at Ewha Womans University, South Korea and Director of the Human Security Program at the Asian Political and International Studies Association

Brendan Howe is a Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, where he has worked since 2001. He has ongoing research agendas focusing on human security; traditional and non-traditional security policy-making in East Asia; democratic governance; public diplomacy; and post-crisis development. Major recent works include Democratic Governance in Northeast Asia: A Human-Centred Approach to Evaluating Democracy (Palgrave, 2015); Post-Conflict Development in East Asia (Ashgate, 2014); The Protection and Promotion of Human Security in East Asia (Palgrave, 2013); and Northeast Asian Perspectives on the Legality and Legitimacy of the Use of Force (Brill, 2013).

Mark Getchell, Chief of Mission IOM Indonesia

Mark Getchell became the Chief of Mission of IOM Indonesia on 25 February 2015. He has been working for IOM for more than 27 years in various IOM Missions around the world, including providing humanitarian assistance to Indochinese refugees in Galang Island, Indonesia, from 1987 to 1991. Getchell was also part of the team involved in the early discussions that led to the eventual exchange of letters between Australia and IOM on the Regional Cooperation Arrangement. Before coming to Jakarta, he was the Chief of Mission for IOM Australia and has held similar positions in Turkey, the Philippines and the Russian Federation.

Prof. Alan Collins

Prof. Alan Collins, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Swansea University, UK

Prof. Collins joined the Department in 1999 and is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. He completed his PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is specialist on Security and International Relations focusing on East and Southeast Asia. He is currently conducting research on ASEAN’s community building project and has published numerous articles on the matter in the academic journals International Relations of the Asia Pasific and Contemporary Southeast Asia. Papers that have been published is Escaping a Security Dilemma: Anarchy, Certainty and embedded Norms and Bringing Communities Back: Security Communities and ASEAN’s Plural Turn. Cooperation and Conflict (2014).

Prof. V. Bob Sugeng Hadiwinata

Prof. V. Bob Sugeng Hadiwinata, Professor of International Relations at Parahyangan Catholic University

Bob Sugeng Hadiwinata is a Professor of International Relation at Parahyangan Catholic University. He completed his PhD from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, King’s College, Cambridge University. He was a Georg Forster Research Fellow under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany and a guest lecturer at the University of Giessen, University of Leeds, UK, Monash University, Australia, and the University of Dortmund, Germany. Prof. Bob S. Hadiwinata has published numerous papers, articles, and books. Papers that have been published, among others, is the Politics of International Business (Yogyakarta: Canisius Publishers, 2002). Papers were never publicized, among others, Energy Conservation in East Asia: Towards Greater Energy Security (Singapore: World Scientific, 2011);  ‘Contending Perspectives in the Australian Academy: a View from Indonesia’, in Jemma Purdey (ed.) Knowing Indonesia: Intersection of Self, Discipline and Nation (Melbourne: Monash Asia Institute, 2012); ‘Poverty and Economic Security’, in Mely C. Anthony (eds.) Introduction to Non-Traditional Security (London: Sage)

Lieutenant General Agus Widjojo, TNI, Retired, Governor of National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas)

On April 15 2016, President Joko Widodo inaugurated Lt. Gen. (Ret) Agus Widjojo as Governor of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) at the State Palace, Jakarta. Agus Widjojo was sworn in as Lemhanas’ Governor in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 43 of 2016 dated 7 April 2016. Agus graduated from the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy in 1970 and served tours as a staff officer in the International Commission for Control and Supervision in Vietnam in 1973, and the Indonesian Battalion to the United Nations Emergency Force II in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt in 1978. He was a Lecturer in Command and Staff Army’s College (Seskoad) in 1986 – 1988. Among his field assignments as an infantry officer was commanding general of the 17th Airborne Brigade that is part of the Army Strategic Command. Agus Widjojo joint the Lemhanas in 1994 and served as Commander Aspenum in 1998 and Commander of Command and Staff College of the Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) in 1999. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy at Udayana University and a senior fellow at CSIS Jakarta.