Change for the Sake of Change

“Every reshuffle brings about better results.” Thus spoke Indonesia’s Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, who may very well find himself being shuffled out of his position in three years’ time. For now, though, he has come up trumps, having just overseen the replacement of twelve (of thirty-six) ministers and the secretary of Indonesia’s Working

Reinvent the Wheel

One of the highest-ranked schools in America today, Horace Mann in the Bronx, is named after one of the early advocates for “common schooling” — the notion that we should pool our money to fund institutions of education that all children attend. These days, the school carrying his namesake charges an annual tuition of $43,300, which is just over

Beginning Where I Began

In the 2008 edition of the Lonely Planet guidebook, the village of Majene falls near the fold of the map, but is not mentioned anywhere else in that edition. I made this observation in July of that same year, having just learned I would be spending my next nine months there. As I didn’t speak any Indonesian, I took solace in this tiny dot in a tourist

Judith Mayer Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1987-1989 Fellowship Topic: Environmental protection conservation and sustainable development issues in Southeast Asia. Fellowship Area: Malaysia, Indonesia Untitled Linking Up in Penang A Trip to Ulu Baram Chopping Kayu Change at Tasek Bera National Parks Life After Death in Singapore’s Rivers Gunung Kemala Jakarta Dilang Puti

Bryn Barnard Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1981 – 1984 Fellowship Area(s): Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, USA Hong Kong is Watching Art and Architecture in the Lion City Rites and Sprites Sketchbook I Solo Selective Breeding Art and Celebration But is it Authentic? Building a Culture Groping Pintu Gerbang Sketchbook II Get the Message? The Shape of

Gary S. Hartshorn Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1978 – 1982 Fellowship Area(s): South America, Indonesia El Salvador: An Ecological Disaster Improved Utilization of Tropical Forests New Ecological Perspectives on the Management of Tropical Forests Untitled Travels in Bolivia Travels and Impressions of the Tropical Far East Are Tropical Forests Sources or Sinks of Carbon

Gayl D. Ness Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1961-1964 Fellowship Topic: Southeast Asia Fellowship Area: Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore Modern Malayan Suburb Education, Arena of Communal Conflict The Population of Malaya: Economic and Political Implications Rural Development I: A view from below Rural Development II:

Warren Unna Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1958-1959 Fellowship Topic: Arguments for Neutrality and Non-Alignment Fellowship Area: Israel, Egypt, Yugoslavia, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Finland, Denmark, Ireland The Fiftieth

Boyd R. Compton Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1952 – 1957 Fellowship Area(s): Indonesia, Netherlands My Friend Omah Indonesia’s National Language The October 17 Crisis Pekadjangan Village Islam in Pekadjangan The Bandung ECAFE Conference President Sukarno and the Islamic State The Muda Mudi Sumatra: Isle of Hope “Progress”: Official Business The Girls of Kroe Stone

A. Doak Barnett Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1947 – 1955 Fellowship Area(s): South East Asia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, China Flight to and First Impressions of India With PT to Delhi, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Madras Bangkok, Siam and Arrival in China Shanghai National Election New Constitution Siyuan Province; Paotow, Kweisui and Kalgan Peiping and Municipal Government