Professor Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, SE., MUP., PhD.
Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia
Director General of Pollution and Environmental Degradation Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
M.R. Karliansyah completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Indonesia in 1985, returning to earn a Masters degree in Environmental Science at the same university in 1989. He has been actively involved in environmental issues his whole academic and professional career. Karliansyah has dedicated his professional career to the government since 1992 when he joined the Ministry of Environment. In 2010, he was made Deputy Minister for Environmental Pollution Control. In 2014, he was also appointed as acting Secretary Minister for the Environment. When the Ministry of Environment joined with the Ministry of Forestry to become the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) in 2015, he was appointed Director General for Environmental Pollution and Degradation Control. From July 1st to November 28th, 2017, he also served as acting Director General for Domestic Waste, Material and Hazardous Waste Management.
Sudarno Sumarto, MA., PhD.
Policy Adviser, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Country Team Leader, Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE), and Senior Research Fellow, The SMERU Research Institute.
Sudarno Sumarto is an economist specializing in poverty reduction, social protection, labor, education and political economy of public policy implementation. Before joining the TNP2K, he was previously a visiting research fellow at the Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University as well as Founder and Executive Director of The SMERU Research Institute. Well-versed in leading large-scale research projects, Sudarno also provides intellectual leadership to Indonesia’s RISE country team. Sudarno’s research has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has extensively contributed to policy-making in the Government of Indonesia. Sudarno earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from the Vanderbilt University
‘Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia,’ Journal of Political Economy, April 2018 (with Ben Olken, Abhijit Benerjee, Rema Hanna, and Jordan Kyle)
‘Finding the Poor vs. Measuring their Poverty: Exploring the Drivers of Targeting Effectiveness in Indonesia,’ World Bank Economic Review, forthcoming (with Adama Bah, Samuel Bazzi, & Julia Tobias)
‘The Effects of Location and Sectoral Components of Economic Growth on Poverty: Evidence from Indonesia.’ Journal of Development Economics, May 2009 (with Daniel Suryadarma and Asep Suryahadi)
‘Improving Student Performance in Public Primary Schools in Developing Countries: Evidence from Indonesia.’ Education Economics, December 2006
‘Indonesia’s Social Protection During and After the Crisis’ in Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Concepts, Policies and Politics, Palgrave Studies in Development, Palgrave MacMillan, Hampshire, 2008 by Armando Barrientos and David Hulme (eds.)
‘Evolution and Implementation of Rastra Program in Indonesia.’ in Harold Alderman, Ugo Gentilini, and Ruslan Yemtsov (eds.) The 1.5 Billion People Question. Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers? World Bank, 2018.
James Herbert Williams, PhD.
James Herbert Williams, PhD., is the Arizona Centennial Professor of Social Welfare Services and Director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. He holds his MSW from Smith College, MPA from the University of Colorado and PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Washington. He previously served as Dean and holder of the Milton Morris Endowed Chair and the Distinguished Emil M. Sunley Endowed Chair at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Dr. Williams is Distinguished Professor in the School of Sociology, China University of Political Science and Law and the Interim Director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center at Arizona State University.
Dr. Williams’ research and publications focus on human security and economic sustainability, health promotion and disease prevention, behavioral health disparities and health equity, global practice and sustainable development, one health, adolescent violence and substance use, intimate partner violence, academic achievement, social services for African American children in urban schools, and community strategies for positive youth development. His scholarship and research are available in several prominent journals, books, and book chapters.
Dr. Williams has 30 plus years of experience as a scholar/educator and social work practitioner. He has collaborated with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Global Risk Forum, University of Nairobi, University of Botswana, China Youth University for Political Studies, African Network for Animal Welfare and Educo Africa on research and education projects. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative. He is a Fellow in the American Academy for Social Work & Social Welfare, Society for Social Work and Research and chair the National Advisory Committee for the Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation.
Annamaria Campanini-social worker and family therapist, is a PhD professor at Milano Bicocca University. Elected President of IASSW in 2016, she was coordinator of the Thematic network “EUSW-European Social Work and President of EASSW.
She has taught in many countries in the world (especially Europe and China); has served as an international examiner for MA and PHD programs, as well as curriculum development expert in Portugal and for European ESCO projects.
She has authored many publications in several languages, and she serves as an editorial board member of many international social work journals. Social work education at international level is, at present, a great area of research and interest.
Professor Leila Patel
Prof. Leila Patel is the National Research Foundation Research Chair in Welfare and Social Development at the University of Johannesburg. She has published widely on issues of social development in South Africa and internationally. She is rated researcher of international standing in her field. Her research interests include social welfare policy, social protection, redistributive politics, gender, care, the social services and children and youth. Her work experience spans academia, government, non-profit organisations and private sector social involvement initiatives. She was the former Director General of Social Welfare in the Mandela government and played a leading role in the development of South Africa’s welfare policy after apartheid. Her recent books are Development, Social Policy and Community Action: Lessons from below edited with Marianne Ulriksen, HSRC Press, 2017; Social Welfare and Social Development, Oxford University Press, 2015 and Social Protection in Southern Africa, Routledge, 2014 (edited with James Midgley and Marianne Ulriksen). She received the Distinguished Woman Scientist Award in the Humanities and the Social Sciences in 2014.
Professor John Murphy
John Murphy is a Professor of Politics at the University of Melbourne, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He has published widely on Australia political and social policy history, with some work on comparative welfare history, including most recently on social security in Indonesia. His books include: Harvest of Fear: A History of Australia’s Vietnam War (1993), Imagining the Fifties: Private Sentiment and Political Culture in Menzies’ Australia (2000) and A Decent Provision: Australian Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949 (2011). The Historical Development of Indonesian Social Security, Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 47 (May-June 2019)
A co-authored volume Half a Citizen: Life on Welfare in Australia (2011), written with Suellen Murray, Jenny Chalmers, Greg Marston and Sonia Martin, was based on a large interview project with people receiving income support, and won the 2011 Australian Human Rights Commission Award for non-fiction. His most recent book Evatt: A Life (2016) was short-listed for the National Biography Award, and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards History Prize.
Alongside a team project on the history of fatherhood in Australia, and a project with Andrew Rosser on the political economy of social security in South-East Asia, he is working on an Australian Research Council-
Prof. Dr. Susetiawan, SU
Professor Susetiawan obtained his professor degree from Bielefeld Universitat in 1994 and learnt deeply about Forschung Swerpunk Entwicklung Soziologie and Sozial Antropologie. He is now served as the Chairman of the Fisipol Senate also actively becoming the expert in various research institutions. Critical thinking brings him to social critics composed in articles, books, and journals. His writings are concerned in poverty, social conflict, and industrial relation
Prof. Manohar Pawar
Dr. Manohar Pawar is professor of social work, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a member of the Institute for Land Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Australia, and is the president of the International Consortium for Social Development. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of a new peer reviewed journal entitled the International Journal of Community and Social Development, published by Sage. He is the lead Chief Investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council’s Discovery project that focuses on virtues and social work practice. He has received several honours and awards, including, Social Work Educator Award, 2018, conferred by the ANZSWWER; an invitation to deliver the 2017 Hokenstad International lecture at CSWE APM, USA;a Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 by the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India; and the citation award for outstanding contributions to student learning (2008, from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council). His interests and publications include: Social Work: Insights and innovations (coedited, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018); .Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (coedited, Springer, 2017); Future Directions in Social development (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); Social and Community Development Practice (Sage, 2014); Reflective Social Work Practice (co-authored, Cambridge University, 2015); Water and Social Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); International Social Work (co-authored, Sage, 2013); and Sage Handbook of International Social Work (coedited, Sage, 2012).