Wednesday, November 6, 2019,
Miller Library / 115 Wormser

Jumping Ship? Jakarta, Climate Change, and Decolonization
Wednesday, November 6
12:00-1:00 pm
Wormser Room, Miller Library

This past August the Indonesian government announced its intention to move the capital of the nation from Jakarta – the 2nd largest metropolitan area in the world – to East Kalimantan. The primary motivation behind this remarkable plan was to address Jakarta’s increasing vulnerability to flooding. But other motives can be discerned too, foremost the move marks an important moment in Indonesia’s process of decolonization. This talk will explore how Jakarta’s relationship with the water and environment has changed over time as well as the symbolic meanings that belie the move of the capital to Kalimantan. Presented by the History Department and the Oak Institute for Human Rights.


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