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The Principles of Democracy: Self-Determination and Consent of the Governed
13 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
As Southeast Asians, we all agree that we should have rule of the people, but we disagree on whether it is actually occurring. What, then, is Southeast Asian democracy? What should it be? And how should it be defined and practised in Southeast Asia?
New Naratif proudly presents a new series of events for Southeast Asians to get to know what democracy looks like for us. Join us for the first of our Principles of Democracy series, based off the similarly-titled explainer series, where we’ll outline the key fundamentals for Southeast Asian democracy starting with Self-determination and Consent of the Governed.
Together with our guest Wildan Sena Utama, let’s discuss and understand the concept of self-determination: the right of each and every individual to govern themselves and to have the freedom to determine their own future, without external compulsion, and paint a picture of how a true Southeast Asian democracy should be—by the people and for the people.
Our event will feature a brand-new concept for New Naratif: a simulation of how people and citizens conceive self-determination when faced with opposing notions and priorities. We hope you’ll join in on the fun with us!
Join us on Wednesday, 13 September, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for Principles of Democracy: Self-Determination and Consent of the Governed! This event is free for New Naratif members and USD1 for non-members. Don’t forget to get your tickets below!
Meet Our Speaker!
Wildan Sena Utama is a lecturer in the Department of History at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia and he is currently completing his doctoral programme in history at the University of Bristol, researching Indonesia’s participation in Afro-Asian solidarity movements in 1950s and 1960s. He has written a book on the Bandung Conference titled Konferensi Asia-Afrika 1955: Asal Usul Intelektual dan Warisannya bagi Gerakan Global Anti-Imperialisme (Marjin Kiri, 2017) which is now being translated into English by LeftWord (New Delhi).