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December 2009

This schedule will be updated regularly and can be accessed by clicking "Where Max is Speaking" just under the banner of this blog, on the far right.

See below for January - April schedule so far.



Jan 3, 9.00am, Marxist Education Conference, 72/65 Myrtle St, Chippendale 2008

The Australian Left and solidarity with Asia and East Timor struggles, 1980s-1990s

Jan 4, 4.00pm Marxist Education Conference, 72/65 Myrtle St, Chippendale 2008

Class struggle and nationalism in Indonesia

Register via Ph: (02) 9114 5883 nationaloffice@rsp.org.au

For full programme of Marxist Educational Conference click here


Indonesia in 2010: what kind of neighbourhood?

18 Feb, 6.30pm GLEEBOOKS, Glebe Point Rd., Glebe

Book here

An “In Conversation” discussion flowing from Max Lane’s book: UNFINISHED NATION: Indonesia before and after Suharto, (Verso, 2008). Max Lane has just returned to Australia after being based in Singapore and Jakarta for three years.

Ten years after Suharto, the Indonesian government is still banning political films, such as Balibo. The police, prosecutor’s office and the courts are revealed as implicated in plots to frame rivals, including in the anti-corruption agencies, but nobody is arrested and tried. Books are still banned and even burned in public.Ministers claim that natural disasters are God’s response to moral decadence.Raising a flag in Papua still means gaol.

Are these anomalies in a new democratising Indonesia, ot the results of unfinished business in an unfinished nation.

What is going to happen politically in Australia’s largest Asian neighbour, Indonesia – the fourth most populous nation in the world.

The “In Panel” discussion will ne started off by an exchange between author, Max Lane, and the University of Sydney’s professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Dr Adrian Vickers


The crisis to come: Indonesia and the politics of 21st century underdevelopment

ASIA INSTITUTE Public Lecture, University of Melbourne

15 April, Thursday 6.30pm

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