Indonesia and the Arab Spring: No Easy Answers


5:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Schiff Family Conference Center at Cintas, Xavier University

or call 513-745-3922  


Please join Dr. Elizabeth Fuller Collins for Dinner & Presentation, Tuesday, October 29.  Dr. Collins will explore the historical roots of Islamism and jihad in Indonesia, its connections to Islamic reform movements in the Middle East, and the successes and failures of Islamist organizations in Indonesia in the 15 years since democracy was restored.

Dr. Elizabeth Fuller Collins is Professor of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University. With a B.A. from the University of California in Political Science, M.A. in Folklore, M.P.H. in Health Education and an interdiciplinary Ph.D, her grants include a Ford Foundation study "Participatory Democracy in South Sumatra"; State Department grant on conflict management and democratic dialogue in Indonesia; and Asia Foundation grant "Intergroup Relations and Conflict Resolution" with the Univ. of Indonesia. Dr. Collins was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Jakarta at the National Islamic University Sharif Hidayatullah.   She has done extensive fieldwork and research in Indonesia and Malaysia. In addition to articles on democracy and violence, she authored two books: Indonesia Betrayed: How Development Fails and Pierced by Murugan’s Lance: Ritual, Power, and Moral Redemption among Malaysian Hindus.

The cost is $25 for members and associates of FPLC and the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, and $30 for guests.

Space is limited.  Please RSVP to,  or call 513 651-6166.

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