HSE Graduate Applies Lessons to Work in Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs
Since 2008, Indra Prasetya has been working as Chief of Protocol at the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs. A graduate of Gadjah Mada University with a degree in Social and Political Science, the 33-year old native of Kebumen, Indonesia went on to spend two years in the HSE Public Policy Department studying Political Analysis and Public Policy.
As for the knowledge he gained, Indra feels there is a lot he can share with his colleagues. One key area concerns conflict resolution. When speaking about how HSE benefited him in his professional role, Indra mentions several factors.
‘The first is connections’, he says. ‘As a public officer, it is very important to me to have a wide spectrum of connections when we talk about international agendas. The second is knowing how to deal with internal affairs. The very simple example about this comes from my thesis, which is where I learned lessons on how to deal with internal affairs in Russian ways’.
Indra looks back fondly at his time at HSE, citing his professors in the Public Policy Department in particular. ‘To be honest, I learned a lot from our professors in the Public Policy Department. Each of them used stories to give me different lesson. Most of all, of course, my supervisor, Nina Belyaeva, is the one who helped me finish my studies with the very best results’.
While studying at HSE, Indra served as vice president of the Indonesian Student Council in Russia from 2014 to 2015, assisting Indonesian students. About 10 Indonesian students were studying at HSE at this time. That experience has led him to think about other opportunities, especially as it relates to the topic of conflict resolution in Indonesia.
‘After these two years, maybe I will try to propose a doctorate programme to my office, he says. ‘I think we need more research about conflict resolution in Indonesia. With its considerable differences, our country needs more options to resolve conflicts. I'm dreaming about how to resolve it by empowering locals. We have some cases where we’ve done that, but it's still very rare to the use modern tools’.
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