Ihsan Ali FauziCenter for the Study of Religion and Democracy
Ihsan Ali-Fauzi (or Moh. Ihsan Alief) is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Democracy (Pusat Studi Agama dan Demokrasi, PUSAD), Paramadina Foundation, and a lecturer at the Paramadina Graduate School, Jakarta. His articles have been published in several mass-circulation newspapers and magazines such as Kompas, Koran Tempo, Majalah Tempo, and The Jakarta Post (mostly in Bahasa Indonesia), as well as in academic ones like Studia Islamika, Asian Survey, and New Mandala (in English). Apart from supervising publications and research of the PUSAD Paramadina, he has also been involved in other publications, including those that have been translated into English: Disputed Churches in Jakarta (2014), Policing Religious Conflicts in Indonesia (2015), and Basudara Stories of Peace from Maluku (2017).
Quitting from Extremism: Lessons from Indonesia
In the last two decades Indonesia has been exposed to the challenges of extremism which has as it’s roots in the anti-Communist mass killings in the 1960’s and the inter-religious violent conflicts in the late 1990’s. This talk will shortly present five short video documentaries on the people who have experienced “quitting from extremism” in that context. This talk will also draws some lessons learned from these experiences.