Seminar ‘Indonesia is In YOUR hands’

Foto Prof Broto

Last Friday, 9th October 2015 was a special night for the Indonesian community in Oxford, and for Oxford students, scholars and fellows in general.
Professor Subroto, prominent Indonesian economist, independence freedom fighter and lecturer, was scheduled to present a talk on development policies and comments on the way forward for our nation, Indonesia Raya.
Packed within the Trinity College Danson Room, as the clock approached 18.30, we eagerly awaited the start of the talk. With an opening from H.E. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the UK, which truly embodied Professor Subroto’s contribution to our nation, Professor Subroto, now 92 years old, took to the stage, enlightening us all with his vigour and enthusiasm. Professor Subroto took us through 70 years of Indonesia’s history of development and shared with us his wisdom on how we, the children of Indonesia, can truly help our nation.
The talk ended with a vibrant question and answer session, discussing the issues of inequality in Indonesia, natural resource management, democracy and corruption, among many other topics. It was truly an amazing night!
Thank you very much to H.E. Bapak Hamzah Thayeb for his inspiring opening speech, to Ibu Lastri and Ibu Ratih Subroto for gracing us with their presence and last but not least, to our guest of honour, Professor Subroto, who is truly an inspiration to us all.
Thank you also to the President of Trinity College and Trinity College for hosting this event and to Putu Geniki L. Natih for organising and moderating the event. (Caption written by Putu Geniki L. Natih for the PPI Oxford Website)


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