UNS – Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemenlu) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI), held a public lecture on Indonesia’s Foreign Policy on Monday (21/8/2023). The event took place in the Werkudara Room of the UNS Library. The event was attended by the Vice Dean for Planning, Collaboration and Information Systems at the Faculty of Law (FH) UNS, Dr. Muhammad Rustamaji, S.H., M.H., as well as the Head of International Relations study program (HI) Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UNS, Drs. Ignatius Agung Satyawan S.E., S.Ikom., M.Si. Ph. D.
“This public lecture focuses on the theme of ASEAN, global challenges, and the role of Indonesia’s foreign policy,” Drs. Ignatius Agung Satyawan S.E., S.Ikom., M.Si. Ph. D. explained as the Head of International Relations study program, FISIP UNS.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented three speakers, all of whom were UNS alumni: Victorina Hesti Dewayani (alumni of FH UNS ’94), Director of Legal Affairs and Socio-Cultural Agreements; Rama Wicaksono (alumni of FH UNS ’11), Diplomat; and Andrian Saputra (alumni of HI FISIP UNS ’12), Diplomat. The event was conducted in a hybrid format, starting with a message from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Retno L. Marsudi, who delivered her remarks from Nairobi, Kenya.
In her presentation, Victorina Hesti Dewayani discussed the history of ASEAN’s establishment, issues related to migrant workers in ASEAN, and other current issues occurring in the Southeast Asian region. One of the topics presented was the limitations of protecting Indonesian citizens (WNI). Furthermore, an important feature of Safe Travel was also presented, which is a digital platform initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
“This event was attended by more than 100 participants, including faculty members and students from the Faculty of Law and International Relations study program FISIP UNS. Additionally, the speakers encouraged students to actively participate in public lectures through quizzes and opinions on current ASEAN issues,” Ignatius Agung Satyawan said.