'Ratu Adil' and the Vortex of Modern Indonesian Politics


Tuesday, January 29, 2019,
07:00 PM
Salihara Lobby

Speaker:  Peter Carey
Introduction: Nirwan Dewanto

A belief in the messianic figure of “Ratu Adil” will always exist in previously-colonized countries like Indonesia. The root of this belief is almost the same everywhere: they dream of a just leader who can provide peace and prosperity. This particular lecture will discuss the root of this belief and the reasons why people still yearn for “Ratu Adil” in modern Indonesian politics.