In the 4 May 2015 lecture, Dr. Lane will present Indonesia Today: The Return of Organized Labor in Contemporary Politics, wherein he examines how the re-entry of labor in the political terrain resulted in a polarization between the union bureaucracy elite and a more critical, militant and independent-minded union activists. This is a schism of enormous importance that will determine the trajectory of Indonesian national politics. The lecture is co-organized with the UP Third World Studies Center.
Max Lane, Ph.D. is Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and a regular Guest Lecturer at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The English translator of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru Quartet, Dr. Lane is also the author of Unfinished Nation: Indonesia before and after Suharto (2009); Catastrophe in Indonesia (2010); and Decentralization and its Discontents: An Essay on Class, Political Agency, and National Perspective in Indonesian Politics (2014).
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