Indonesia Update Conference 2008

Indonesia Beyond the Water's Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State

19–20 September 2008

VENUE: Coombs Lecture Theatre, H C Coombs Building, No. 9
Cnr Fellows Road and Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200

OUTLINE: Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state. More than half its share of the earth's surface is sea, and the marine frontier presents Indonesia with economic opportunity and political and strategic challenges.

Indonesia has been affected more than most countries in the world by a slow revolution in the management of the seas. Whereas Indonesia's seas were once conceived administratively as little more than the empty space between islands, successive governments have become aware of the need to establish regulatory regimes in marine areas to manage the allocation of marine resources, to guard national security and to provide human services to those at sea. The effective transfer to the seas of regulatory regimes such as territoriality that took shape on land has been an enduring challenge to Indonesian governments. This conference examines Indonesia's response to that challenge. Presentations will address maritime boundaries and security, marine safety, inter-island shipping, the development of the archipelagic concept in international law, marine conservation, Indonesian sea-farers, illegal fishing, and the place of the sea in national and regional identity.

Speakers include Hasjim Djalal, Djoko Sumaryono, Rili Djohani, Gerry van Klinken, Howard Dick, John Butcher, James Fox, Michele Ford, Lenore Lyons, Vincent Ashcroft and David Ray.

The conference is free of charge.

Conference Convenors

Robert Cribb
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200

Conference Administrator

Indonesia Project
Arndt-Corden Division of Economics
Crawford School of Economics and Government
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Phone: 61 2 6125 3794
Fax: 61 2 6125 3700


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