Retno Widyastuti


Institute : BIGS Oriental and Asian Studies, Department of Southeast Asia Studies
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Dissertation Project 

Title : "Return Migrant Workers, Empowerment and Local Development: Case Studies from Indonesia”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Antweiler

  • Since 2017: Doctoral student in BIGS OAS, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2012 - 2014: International Master Program in Asia Pacific Studies, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2009: Short Term Research Program, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

  • 2008 - 2010: Graduate Program - Japanese Area Studies, University of Indonesia

  • 2004 - 2008: Bachelor of Political Sciences from Department of International Relations, University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • 2016 - 2017: as individual consultant for analysis, action and advocacy, in MAMPU Program (Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction), Jakarta - Indonesia

  • 2014 - 2017: as professional note-taker in several seminars, discussions, and conferences from national and international organizations in Indonesia.

  • 2015: as consultant researcher assistant for Election Support Program, under the Democratic and State Governance and Civil Society and Open Governance Units, in Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (Kemitraan), Jakarta - Indonesia

  • 2013 - 2014: as a lecturer assistant for economic development in mainland China class, IMAS, National Chengchi University, Taipei - Taiwan.

  • 2013 - 2014: as the tutor for Organization and Public Opinion class, Universitas Terbuka Taiwan (Indonesian Open University in Taiwan). 

  • 2011 - 2012: as content specialist & media relations oficer, Community Engagement Division at Yayasan Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar, Jakarta - Indonesia. 

  • 2006 - 2008: as the tutor for the class of International Relations in Southeast Asia, Comparative Politics and International Organization, in Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • 2016: Book titled: " Dari Kami untuk Negeri: 9 Pemikiran 1 Tujuan ", published by Inspira Book

  • 2014: Thesis titled: "Social Adaptation of Muslim Ethnic Minorities in Taiwan: Case Study of Indonesian Muslim and Chinese Muslim". Published by IMAS, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

  • 2013: Conference Paper titled "The Development of Islam and Muslims in Taiwan; Struggling for being Known ". This paper was presented in the 9th Asian Center Graduate Students Conference on Asian Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines.

  • 2013: Conference Paper titled "The Role of the NGO and Government in Education Development in Indonesia's Border Islands; Case Study of Indonesia Mengajar and SM3T ". This paper was presented in The International Conference on Island Development 2013, in Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan.

  • 2013: Conference Paper titled "Paradox on China's Great Western Development; Social-ethno Problem in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region ". It was presented and published in the 6th Conference of Indonesian Students Association in Korea, in Daejeon, South Korea.

  • 2011: Article titled: " Perkembangan Kebijakan Keamanan Jepang di Asia Timur: Pembelajaran bagi Politics Luar Negeri Indonesia ", in International Unsoed Journal, Volume 4, 2011, published by Department of International Relations, University of Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia.

  • 2011: Article and Editor titled: "International Muslim Affairs; A Piece of Work to Advance Islamic Civilization ". Published by SALAM UI X3, University of Indonesia.

  • 2010: Thesis titled: "The Perception of Japanese University and Senior High School Students Toward Islam and Muslim Community in Japan", by Postgraduate Program, University of Indonesia, Depok - West Java.

  • 2007: Bachelor thesis titled "The Influence and Impact of the United States Policy of Global War on Terrorism Toward Islam and Muslim Community in the US", by Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.

  • 2007: Essay titled "Facing the Challenge; A Long Journey for ASEAN Unity in Diversity, SWOT Analysis ". Compilation Articles for The 9th ASEAN University Network's Educational Forum and Speech Contest, located at National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Published by ASEAN University Network (AUN) and NUoL, Lao PDR. 

Bahasa Indonesia (native speaker), Javanese (second language), English (fluent) , Japanese (fair), Mandarin Chinese (fair), Korean (basic), and German (basic)

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