• About Us

    Get to know THC ASEAN Studies Program and the people behind the scene

  • Prof. Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar

    Prof. Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar is the Chair of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at The Habibie Center. She is also Deputy for Government Policy Support to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. Besides that, she is a Research Professor and held the position of the Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities at The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) from 2001-2010. She obtained her Ph.D from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Rahimah Abdulrahim

    Rahimah Abdulrahim is the Executive Director of The Habibie Center. Personally and on behalf of The Habibie Center she is actively involved and participates widely in track 1.5 and track 2 dialogs on enhancing relations between Indonesia and other countries. She widely takes part in international fora and conferences speaking on ASEAN affairs – in particular the socio-cultural pillar, civil society roles in democracy, global governance and democratization - and in dialogues on promoting the culture of peace in Indonesia.

  • Hadi Kuntjara

    Hadi Kuntjara is the Deputy Director for Operations of The Habibie Center. He joined in 1999 when it was first established. He is a PhD candidate in Management at the National Central University, Taiwan whilst also holding MEngSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Australia) and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia. His interests include glocalization, democratisation, and governance.

  • Alexander C. Chandra, Ph.D

    Alexander C. Chandra is an Associate Fellow of the ASEAN Studies Program, The Habibie Center. He was former Executive Director of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC). Prior to joining the ASEAN BAC, he was the Regional Coordinator for Trade Knowledge Network (TKN) Southeast Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Hull, UK. His key interests are political economy of Southeast and East Asian regionalism, international trade, democratic governance and the role of the civil society in policy-making.

  • A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi

    A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi is the Head of the ASEAN Studies Program at The Habibie Center. Prior to joining in February 2012 he read International Masters in ASEAN Studies at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur where he attained a Pass with Distinction. He also holds a First Class Honours Degree from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, London in BA History & Politics with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. His key interests include ASEAN regionalism, foreign relations and international security. He can be contacted at: ibrahim@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Wirya Adiwena

    Wirya Adiwena is the Head of International Relations and a Researcher at the ASEAN Studies Progam, The Habibie Center. Prior to joining in November 2014, he worked at the Office of the Special Staff on International Relations for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia's 6th president. He holds a MA in Social and Global Justice from University of Nottingham, Nottingham and BA in International Relations from Padjadjaran University, Bandung. His key interests include ASEAN regionalism, international political economy, transnational relations, and transnational advocacy network. He can be contacted at: wirya.adiwena@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Fina Astriana

    Fina Astriana is a Researcher at The Habibie Center’s ASEAN Studies Program since August 2014.Beforehand, she worked at BAPPENAS (National Development Planning Agency) as a staff of Directorate of Multilateral Foreign Funding from 2013 to 2014. She graduated from Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. She holds a Master Degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Indonesia. Her key interests include international political economy, regionalism, macroeconomics, and economic development. She can be contacted at: fina.astriana@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Muhamad Arif

    Muhamad Arif is a Researcher at The Habibie Center’s ASEAN Studies Program. He obtained his MSc in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore in 2015. His Bachelor of Social Science (cumlaude) was awarded by the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia in 2013. From 2011-2014 Arif was a Program Officer for Defense and Security Studies in PACIVIS-Center for Global Civil Society Studies; from 2014-2015 he was a Student Research Assistant at the RSIS’ Malaysia Programme. His key research interests include International Relations Theory, defense and security, civil-military relations and the role of civil society in foreign and security policy-making. He can be contacted at: arif@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Askabea Fadhilla

    Askabea Fadhilla is a Researcher of the ASEAN Studies Program at The Habibie Center, Jakarta. Prior joining the team in August 2015, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community course, Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia where she also obstained her Bachelor’s Degree. During her college years, she served as Vice President of Indonesian Student Association for International Studies (ISAFIS), a youth think-tank group in Indonesia focusing on international issues. She puts particular interest on the role of civil society in international affairs. She can be contacted at: aska@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Agustha Lumban Tobing

    Agustha Lumban Tobing is a researcher at The Habibie Center's ASEAN Studies Program. He earned a Bachelor of Economics from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, where he was also a research and teaching assistant before joining The Habibie Center in August 2016. His key interests include labor economics, macroeconomics, economic development, and economic integration. He can be contacted at: agustha@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Hana Hanifah

    Hana Hanifah is a Researcher at The Habibie Center’s ASEAN Studies Program. Prior to joining The Habibie Center, she studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to obtain an MSc in International Political Economy. Her Bachelor of Social Science (cumlaude) was awarded by the Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia in 2014, where she also served as a research and teaching assistant. In 2015, Hana was a project officer at Ruangguru, a digital start-up company that develops products and services in education. Her key research interests include international political economy, international institutions, politics of development, and gender.

  • Vierna Tasya Wensatama

    Vierna Tasya Wensatama is a Researcher at The Habibie Center's ASEAN Studies Program. She holds a Master of Laws in International Law from University College London, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Laws in International Law from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. For more than a year, she served at the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia working with the Senior Advisor on Regulation before joining The Habibie Center in December 2016. Her key interests include human rights law, refugee law, constitutional law, public policy, and other public international law issues. She can be contacted at: vierna@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Rahma Simamora

    Rahma is a Communication Officer at The Habibie Center, Jakarta. Prior to joining in November 2014. She previously worked as Assistant for Media KIE Development Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Health Indonesia; Media and Design at Water and Sanitation Program – The World Bank; Artistic Team at Femina Group; and Production Team at MNC TV. Rahma holds a Diploma’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communication from Faculty of Communications Studies Mercu Buana University. Her key interests include Designing, Media Monitoring, and Developing Promotional Materials. She can be contacted at: rahma@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Mila Oktaviani

    Mila Oktaviani is a Communication Officer at The Habibie Center, Jakarta. Prior joining the team in August 2015. She previously worked as Event Director at Moving Box Entertainment and several event organizer in Bandung. She is also a founder of Awesometism, a youth campaigns that aims to build awareness about autism. She holds BA in International Relations (awarded) from Padjadjaran University, Bandung, in 2015. Her key interest include international relations, public relations, media, and public diplomacy. She can be contacted at: mila@habibiecenter.or.id

  • Tongki Ari Wibowo

    Tongki Ari Wibowo is a Communication Officer at The Habibie Center, Jakarta. He earned a Bachelor of Social Science in 2016 from Department of Social Development and Welfare, Universitas Gadjah Mada, where he also worked as research assistant before joining The Habibie Center in August 2016. Formerly, Tongki worked for Kompas Business Representative in Yogyakarta and Engineering Career Center UGM as a graphic designer. During his college years at Universitas Gadjah Mada, he involved in several kind of organization and activities, like student associations and student newspaper. His key interest include branding, graphic design, new media, and human interactions. He can be contacted at: tongki@habibiecenter.or.id