OurIndonesia is an ambitious project designed to cover anything about Indonesia. Since 1998, Indonesia has experienced democracy, that makes it one of the most vibrant countries in Asia. Indonesia is the biggest Muslim democracy in the world and the third largest democracy after India and the United States.
The country is rich not only in terms of its natural resources but also its cultures and traditions. As an archipelagic state that was incurred by many political powers in the past, Indonesia inherited religious diversity and ethnic plurality. OurIndonesia aims to explore the richness of the country and the diversity of its people and nature.
About The Founder
Luthfi Assyaukanie was academically trained in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He obtained his PhD in Political History from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked as researcher at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
He published hundreds of articles and several books on Indonesian politics. His pieces are published in the Straits Times, the Malaysian Insider, the Jakarta Post, Kompas, Media Indonesia, Jawa Pos, Tempo, Korantempo, and Sindo. He has been invited to attend seminars and workshops in Europe, Australia, the United States, the Middle East, and some Asian countries.
Apart from teaching at Paramadina Graduate School, Assyaukanie has been engaged in various civil society movements. He was a co-founder and chairman of the Liberal Islam Network, a board member of Tifa Foundation, a board member of Maarif Institute, a director of Freedom Institute, and a researcher at Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting.
Since 2015, Assyaukanie is a member of editorial board of Fikrun wa Fann, an online magazine published by the Goethe Institute, Germany. He is also a member of Indonesian organizing committee for Frankfurt Bookfair 2015.