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Center for Southeast Asian Studies Welcomes Visiting Fulbright Scholar

(Posted: 29 July 2004) UW-Madison's Center for Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Baskara Wardaya of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will be here for the Fall Semester under the auspices of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

The title of Dr. Wardaya's research is "The Johnson Strategy: A Study of United States Policy Towards Indonesia, 1963-1969." Wardaya, unlike many Indonesian historians, contends that the Johnson administration played a larger role in the transitional process between the Sukarno and Suharto governments than previously thought. By examining the Johnson administration's understanding of Indonesia, it's Cold War Strategy, and it's response to the changing political climate in Indonesia, Wardaya hopes to propose new perspectives within American-Indonesian relations during the 1960's.

Dr. Wardaya recieved his PhD in History from Marquette University in 2001. His doctoral dissertation, similar to his Fulbright research, focused on American-Indonesian relations under the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations (1953-1963). He teaches History and the Philosophy of History at Sanata Dharma University and Gadjah Mada State University, both in Yogyakarta. Dr. Wardaya has published several articles on Indonesian history in the Indonesian press and is involved as a part-time researcher with the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI). In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Wardaya is an ordained Jesuit Priest.

 

 

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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