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Wieke Gur, Founder

Wieke Gur believes globalisation requires a better understanding of leading with cultural awareness. Language is a bridge of culture and people. Language has become a business tool. As the founder of BahasaKita which…

Prof. Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti

Indonesia top economist, Professor (Emeritus) Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti  was born on 25 November 1939 in Banten, West Java. He was Coordination Minister for the Economy and Finance in Indonesia during the Megawati Sukarnoputri administration…

Dr. George Quinn

George Quinn is the retired head of the Southeast Asia Centre at the Australian National University (2000 to 2008) where he taught Indonesian and Javanese, and contributed to courses on Indonesian linguistics, literature…

Dr. James N. Sneddon

James Neil Sneddon PhD. was Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has many years’ experience in the teaching of Indonesian language and linguistics. He…

Prof. Dr. Ulrich (Uli) Kozok

German philologist Uli Kozok rocked the world of ancient linguistics and history in Indonesia when he discovered an ancient Malay manuscript in Kerinci, Jambi, in 2002. The discovery of the manuscript also contested…

Dr. Nikolaos (Koos) van Dam

Nikolaos van Dam (born April 1, 1945, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is a Middle East scholar, former Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, Egypt, and Indonesia, and author. Van Dam studied Political & Social Sciences…

Dr. Timothy Hassall

Tim Hassall (Ph.D. ANU, MA USyd, Grad. Dip. Ed. USyd ) coordinates and teaches courses on Indonesian language, translation, and second language pragmaticsat the Australian National University, in the city of Canberra. Tim…

Prof. Dr. Mikihiro Moriyama

Dean of Students, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan Professor of Indonesian Studies, Dept. of Asian Studies, Nanzan University Secretary General of Himpunan Pengkaji Indonesia Seluruh Jepang. Mikihiro Moriyama, was born in Kyoto, Japan on 16…

Dr. Tom Boellstorff

Tom Boellstorff is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, USA and Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. He obtained his bachelors…

Ivan Lanin

Ivan Lanin, born in Jakarta, Indonesia; January 16, 1975, is an Internet expert in Indonesia. A chief technical officer for his risk-management joint-company by day, he does not hold any qualifications in Indonesian, nor…

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