(Posted November 9, 2000)

As part of International Education Week at Juniata College, Mappa Nasrun, educational and cultural attache at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Washington, D.C., will speak about Indonesian politics and policy at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13 in Good Hall 322.

Mr. Nasrun was born in Wajo, South Sulawesi, in 1942 and graduated from the School of Social and Political Sciences, Hasanuddin University in 1969. He earned his master?s degree in political science at School of Government and Public Administration, the American University, Washington, D.C. in 1976. Mr. Nasrun also has a Ph.D. in International Relations. The title of his Ph.D. dissertation is "Problem and Prospects of Indonesia?s Relations with the South West Pacific Countries."

Mr. Nasrun participated in a special training conducted by the Institute of National Resilience, Department of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia in 1998. In previous positions, he has served as a professor, Dean of the School of Social and Political Sciences at Hasanuddin University, and Director for Pacific studies, which is a joint research and development program between Hasanuddin University and Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Nasrun has also written several articles and edited books in the field of Indonesian politics and policy.

The lecture is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.