Several local news portals in Makassar – GoSulsel, Makassar Terkini, and the famous Tribun Timur – recently covered a lecture on recent trends in studies of political Islam in Indonesia that I gave at the Government Department at Muhammadiyah University of Makassar. Much of the point that I made has been made here so I won’t rehearse it here. Unfortunately the coverage did not really elaborate the crux of my argument in layperson’s language, but nonetheless it is better than nothing. The articles can be found in here, here, and here.
This is a good tradition and I hope we can continue doing this in Indonesian academia. Special thanks to friends and colleagues in Makassar who kindly invited me to give a lecture.