Oct 11

Past Event

State, Religion and Democracy

Speaker: Dr. Izza Rohman & Toaha Qureshi & Julia Indiati Suryakusuma

October 11, 2013

3/18/14 4:00 PM - 3/18/14 7:00 PM


The Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) in collaboration with Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS)



Dr. Izza Rohman is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education at the University of Muhammadiyah – Prof. Dr. Hamka (UHAMKA) in Jakarta. Formerly he was with the Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC) – Jakarta as a Research Fellow and also with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Civilization (PSAP). His research interests include Islam in Southeast Asia, Quranic hermeneutics, classic Islamic texts and Muslim – Western and Sunni Shii dialogues.

Mr. Toaha Qureshi is Chairman of Stockwell Green Community Services Forum for International Relations Development. He specializes in community and interfaith harmonious relations, conflict management, counter radicalization and rehabilitation. Also he advises a number of European policy making institutions on counter extremism, conflict resolution, peace building rehabilitation and de-radicalization. He organizes a number of conferences titled “The Future of Pakistan”.

Ms. Julia Indiati Suryakusuma is the Founder of Almanac of Indonesian Politics, the organization involved in political research, information and publication. She is a prominent columnist, contributor, independent scholar and author at The Jakarta Post. Ms. Suryakusuma is the author of a number of books and her publications in the year 2013 include “Sarinah”, English translation of Indonesia’s first president Sukarno’s manifesto on women (1947) with introduction by Julia Suryakusuma, ISEAS, Singapore (forthcoming) and “Julia’s Jihad”, collection of columns, The Jakarta Post & Komunitas Bambu.


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