Spread across a chain of thousands of islands between Asia and Australia, Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population and Southeast Asia’s biggest economy and can claim to be one of the earlier pioneers of an Islamic democracy. Suffering badly from the Asian economic crisis of the 1990s, Indonesia has been largely silent on the international scene, slowing buidling back.
A devastating tsunami in 2004 provided an opportunity for Indonesia to pave the way towards settling some of the internal conflicts that had been affecting it.
In the wake of the numerous changes happening in the Middle East, much is being made about the rise of Islamic Democracy. Indonesia has a role to play in developing the arguments on this.
Join us for an interesting roundtable discussion on ‘ The Role of Indonesia in a Changing Muslim World’
Speaker – Dr Nurhayati Ali Assegaf
DATE: Wed 7th November 2012.
TIME: 1.15pm (lunch will be served)
PLACE: Room 306, 3rd Floor, London Muslim Centre , 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1. (Nearest tube: Aldgate East / Whitechapel )
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