5 Stories to Read this Weekend (14 May 2016)

I spent my last week in Bandung working for two events at Universitas Padjadjaran: launching of The SDGs Center Unpad and preparation for the EAEA 2016 Conference. This four weekend reading’s post covers wide range of issues from jokes in economics, travel, renewable energy, and world politics. Ten ways to tell you might be sitting next to an economist. An economist was taken off a plane last week … Continue reading 5 Stories to Read this Weekend (14 May 2016)

5 Stories to Read this Weekend (7 May 2016)

Last week, I spent 4 days in Yogyakarta with my wife strolling around Gunung Kidul. And attended Neng Iphin’s wedding in Bandung on 6th of May. This third weekend reading’s post covers wide range of issues from traveling, climate change, hostage rescue, new mayor for London and maps. 52 Places to Go in 2016. Do you need a travel inspiration for this year? NYT narrowed it down from ancient … Continue reading 5 Stories to Read this Weekend (7 May 2016)

5 Stories to Read this Weekend (30 April 2016)

This weekend, I’m traveling with my wife to Yogyakarta for four days before we celebrate Neng Iphin’s wedding on 6th of May 2016 in Bandung. This second weekend reading’s post covers wide range of issues from global warming, technology, global development, environmental problem, and maps. Have a nice weekend. What’s Really Warming the World? Find Out What’s Really Warming the World With This Interactive Chart based on finding … Continue reading 5 Stories to Read this Weekend (30 April 2016)

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Not-so-Uber Experiences! What To Do About It?

In the past few months, I’ve been using Uber service to keep me moving from point A to point B in Jakarta. Uber offered me a very convenient way by connecting me with their drivers very quickly. Only with a hit of a button, the driver will go to my place and take me to my final destination. And Uber Apps also allowed me to get some details … Continue reading Not-so-Uber Experiences! What To Do About It?

5 Stories to read this weekend (23 April 2016)

Inspired by Om Malik, I decided to write a post about Weekend Reading that consist of 5 stories/things to read this weekend. This first post covers wide range of issues from sustainable development goals, creative disruptive movement, career, celebration of Kartini Day and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Have a nice weekend. In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II at 90 in 90 images. On 21 April … Continue reading 5 Stories to read this weekend (23 April 2016)

Sejarah Panjang Praktik Pasung di Indonesia

YANGKI IMADE SUARA*. Pikiran Rakyat, 19 April 2016. PEMASUNGAN masih terus terjadi di tanah air meskipun praktik tersebut telah dilarang oleh pemerintah semenjak tahun 1977. Orang yang mengalami gangguan kejiwaan dianggap sebagai orang yang tidak lagi punya harapan untuk menjalani kehidupan secara normal. Tidak jarang mereka diperlakukan lebih parah daripada seekor binatang. Tidak jarang pula mereka dipasung oleh keluarga dan masyarakat sekitar karena dianggap dapat membahayakan … Continue reading Sejarah Panjang Praktik Pasung di Indonesia

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Berdamai dengan Teknologi

JAKARTA – Kehadiran layanan transportasi berbasis online mengalami penolakan di banyak negara, tidak hanya di negara berkembang, tetapi juga di banyak negara maju. London di Inggris dan Paris di Prancis bisa menjadi contoh bagaimana para supir taksi konvensional di benua biru menolak kehadiran Uber sebagai salah satu alternatif transportasi bagi masyarakat. Penolakan besar-besaran di Jakarta mencapai puncaknya pada hari Selasa, tanggal 22 Maret 2016 ketika … Continue reading Berdamai dengan Teknologi

Interview: Prof. Armida Alisjahbana tentang Agenda Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (SDGs)

English version via CEDS UNPAD. Pada tanggal 12 Februari 2016, Dewan Ekonomi dan Sosial Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa (the United Nations Economic and Social Council/UN ECOSOC) mengumumkan anggota tim penasehat independen PBB untuk mendukung pelaksanaan Agenda Pembangunan Global (Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs). Salah satu anggotanya adalah Prof. Armida Alisjahbana, Guru Besar Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Padjadjaran yang juga merupakan mantan Direktur CEDS UNPAD. Yangki Suara, peneliti … Continue reading Interview: Prof. Armida Alisjahbana tentang Agenda Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (SDGs)

An Inverview with Prof. Armida Alisjahbana on Sustainable Development Goals

On February 12, 2016, The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Bureau announced the establishment of an Independent Team of Advisors to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prof. Armida Alisjahbana, a professor from Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjadjaran and also a former director of CEDS UNPAD is appointed as one of its members. She previously served as Minister of National Development Planning / Head of … Continue reading An Inverview with Prof. Armida Alisjahbana on Sustainable Development Goals

Banyak Jalan Menuju “Roma”, Jalan Mana yang Kita Pilih?

Apa yang akan kamu lakukan jika; Bermimpi melanjutkan kuliah ke jenjang Master / PhD. Selama tiga tahun, kamu telah mendapatkan tujuh surat tanda terima (Letter of Acceptance – LoA) dari 7 kampus di Eropa. Akan tetapi beasiswa masih belum didapat untuk menebus LoA tersebut. Akankah kamu bertahan mencari beasiswa atau mengubur mimpi itu? Hidup adalah Pilihan Pilihan melanjutkan kuliah ke jenjang Master dan PhD bagi saya adalah … Continue reading Banyak Jalan Menuju “Roma”, Jalan Mana yang Kita Pilih?