Raldi Hendro Koestoer, Ph.D
School of Environmental Science
Universitas Indonesia
Indonesia

Short Profile
Raldi Hendro Koestoer is a Professor of Regional-Environmental Science, in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is currently as Principal, Senior Policy Analyst in The Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. In the International level, He is an Alternate Senior Official Indonesia for Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and an Alternate Senior Official Indonesia for Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT GT). In 2016-2018, He was an Alternate Senior Official Indonesia for Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC). In addition to his professional service to the Government of Indonesia, he is also a senior lecturer in Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development in School of Environmental Sciences, University of Indonesia. He earned his Ph. D in Environmental Planning from Griffith University, Australia in 1992 and his interest research is in Spatial Planning and Development, and also in Sustainability issues, especially those related to the development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He has authored 17 books, including “The Green TOD”, 2016, published by UI Press.

Prof. Yoko Hayami
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Kyoto University
Japan

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Yoko Hayami is a professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. Hayami has carried out long‐term research on the Karen people in Thailand and Myanmar, with a focus on religious dynamics, ethnicity, gender, and family. His research interests care in Southeast Asia, family, and gender in Southeast Asia, Ethnic minorities and religion in mainland Southeast Asia, and Hill-dwelling minorities in mainland Southeast Asia.

Prof. Ben White
Agrarian and Environmental Studies
International Institute of Social Studie
Netherlands

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Ben White (born in Harrow, England 1946) is Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.  From 1997-2006 he was also Professor Extraordinary in Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam. He has been involved in research in Indonesia since the early 1970s, with special focus on agrarian studies and the history and anthropology of childhood and youth. He is a founder member of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (www.iss.nl/erpi). He has been associated with the interdisciplinary development studies journal Development and Change for 25 years as Member (1992- 2008) and Chair (1996-2008) of the Editorial Board, and Advisory Board member (2008-present). He is also Editorial Board member of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

Prof. Jeon Je Seong
Director, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies
Jeonbuk National University
South Korea

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Dr. Je Seong JEON is a professor of political science at Department of Political Science & Diplomacy, Chonbuk National University. He used to be a vice president of KASEAS (Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies), and an executive of KISEAS (Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies). He got Ph. D from Seoul National University, Korea in 2002 with the dissertation on “Labor Politics in Democratizing Indonesia: The Collapse of State-Corporatism and the Rise of Working-Class Leadership”He is an experienced political scientist on Indonesian society, and has done many studies on Indonesia, and the relation between Indonesia and Korea, such as newly born trade unions and industrial relations at the time of reform in Indonesia, and Korean companies at the Malay world.  He is an author of Era Emas Hubungan Indonesia-Korea. Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas2014, 40 Tahun Hubungan Indonesia-Korea Selatan. Yogyakarta: INAKOS & Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2013, Korea in Indonesia, Indonesia in Korea: Cultural Exchange through Investment and Migration. Seoul: Imagine. 2013, Korean Diplomacy and State Interest in the 21st Century. Seoul: Sahoipyongron, 2011. State Violence and Human Rights in Asia. Gwangju: The May 18 Memorial Foundation. Beyond Crisis, Toward Cooperation: Widening and Deepening Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia. Seoul: Imagine.2008, Almanac on East Asian Solidarity Movement Organizations in Korea. Seoul: Arche.2006, Indonesian NGO Report, Seoul: Resource Center for Asian NGOs, SungGongHoe University. 2002.

Jeetendra Kumar
MapInfo, Pitney Bowes
India

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Jeetendra Kumar (JK) has been worked in Pitney Bowes more than a decade. At the current role he is a leader of Software and Data Business of Pitney Bowes for Asia Region. JK has been in IT industries for 24 years, working in variety of technical, delivery, sales and alliances roles. He is alumni from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as well as Nanyang Business School, Singapore. He also finished Executive Education Program from Melbourne Business School. His passion is Technology itself as he work for many transformation project and help many customers in the region for various aspect include Location Analytic (GIS) technology. He has diverse industry background ranging from Telecom, Financial Services, Insurance, Energy & Utilities, Public Sector, National Post, Logistics & Supply Chain, Mining, Oil & Gas etc. JK is Goal Oriented person, and Team Player with Strong Leadership Skill, and he is open-minded person and keen to explore how the technologies can help people in many aspects including Environment Sustainability. As he is believe, Environment Sustainable Development is one fundamental element to ensure nation and people embrace of better life now and in the future. So he is looking forward how this also happen in Indonesia as well as in the region.

Dr. Takuro Furusawa
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
Kyoto University
Japan

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Dr. Takuro Furusawa is an associate professor of Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University. He graduated from School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, obtaining Ph.D. in Health Science. He served as a project researcher of the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), assistant professor of the Division for International Relations, and associate professor of the Network for Education and Research on Asia, The University of Tokyo. His research interests include Human Ecology, International Health, and Area Studies. He has been conducting fieldworks in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Bangladesh. He is studying environmental problems and health problems from the viewpoints of human evolution and adaptation.

Prof. Nadarajah Manickam
Xavier Centre for New Humanities and Compassion Studies
Xavier University Bhubaneswar
India
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Nadarajah (Nat) started his work life around the 1980s in the squatters of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and India (Chennai). Since then, he has worked in many capacities and positions in a number of organizations. His work has involved a number of inter-connected initiatives. It is a journey that has taken him through consumerism, environmentalism, media-ted realities, philanthropy, education (including pre-school), people-oriented design development, institution building, software development, process management, strategic planning, urbanism, agroecology, indigeneity, alternative healing practices, inter-faith actions, sustainability, and spirituality.From 2013, Nat has been involved in researching, designing and setting up of a virtual institution to promote biodiversity-based ecological agriculture (or agroecology). The International People’s Agroecology Multiversity (IPAM) articulates a research-learning-action orientation and is based on 5 platforms i.e research, learning, action, knowledge, and community-building. The aim of IPAM is to nurture and promote the principles and practices of agroecology and the universal concerns of small agricultural producers (– agricultural workers, fisherfolk and indigenous peoples). The regional group, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP), is behind the development of IPAM. He is presently working towards taking up the responsibility of setting up an innovative, inter-faith and transdisciplinary School of Humanities and Social Sciences (XHS) at the Xavier University Bhubaneshwar (XUB), a Jesuit university located in India. As part of this initiative, he will head the Centre for Compassion Studies in 2018. Nat is a sociologist by training and obtained his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Nat hangs out in Malaysia and India.
Prof. Kosuke Mizuno
School of Environmental Sciences
Universitas Indonesia
Indonesia

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Dr. Kosuke Mizuno is a professor of development studies at School of Environmental Science, University of Indonesia. He is also an emeritus professor Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, and a visiting professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN). He has studied on people’s organizations, institutions, and economic development in democratizing Indonesia based on extensive field works. His publication includes Rural Industrialization in Indonesia, a Study on Community-based Weaving Industry in West Java (Institute of Developing Economies) in 1996, Populism in Asia (National University of Singapore Press, or NUS Press) in 2009, Direktori Serikat Pekerja/ Serikat Buruh Indonesia. Bandung, Indonesia: (Directory of Trade Unions in Indonesia), (Akatiga Pusat Analisis Social, Bandung), 2007. Catastrophe and Regeneration in Indonesia’s Peatlands: Ecology, Economy and Society, (NUS Press) in 2016, Sustainability and Crisis at the Village: Agroforestry in West Java, Indonesia. (the Talun-Huma system and rural social economy) (UGM Press) in 2016. He got Ph.D in agricultural economics at Kyoto University in 1994. He used to be a researcher at Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo (1978-1996), and an associate professor at CSEAS since 1996, and a professor at CSEAS since 2003. He was the Director of CSEAS for 2006 to 2010. Currently he is the leader of research project of RIHN titled ‘Toward the Regeneration of Tropical Peatland Societies: Building International Research Network on Integrated Peatland Management”, inter-disciplinary study based on field works in Riau Province, Indonesia to conduct the rewetting and paludiculture in order to prevent the peatland fire, and to regenerate sustainable peatland society.

Professor Emil Salim
School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia
Indonesia

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Emil Salim (born in Lahat, South Sumatra, Indonesia, 8 June 1930) is an Indonesian economist, former politician, and enrivomental expert. He is professor at the Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia and School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia. He is the founding fathers of Environmental Science Program Study, School of Environmental Science, Universitas Indonesia. His graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia in 1959. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and returned to Indonesia to a teaching position at the Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia in 1964. He became one of the well-known groups of ‘Berkeley Mafia’ economic advisers, working closely with Professor Widjojo Nitisastro. In 1977 he was appointed to the position of professor of economic development at the University of Indonesia. He is Minister of State for Development Supervision and the Environment (1978-1983), and also as Minister of State for Population and the Environment (1983-1993). He is first state Minister of Environment, Republic of Indonesia. He has chaired the Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Kehati Foundation and co-chaired the United States-Indonesia Society. He is a member of the Association of Indonesian Moslem Intellectuals. He serves as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council, Since 2007-now