IRPRESUNIV.ORG, CIKARANG – On Monday, March 9, 2020, President University Major Association of International Relations (PUMA IR) has successfully conducted an event called, Book Discussion with the title of “Memahami Hubungan Internasional Kontemporer” with the Speakers are being the writers itself Prof. Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, PhD and Reza A.A Wattimena, PhD and also Bayu Andaresta as a moderator of this book discussion. This event was held in Charles Himawan Auditorium and opened by the Master of Ceremony and then continued to Muhammad Sigit Andhi Rahman, S.IP., MA. to deliver his opening remarks, he said that he hoped that in the future more and more lecturers and even students from President University could produce creation for the international relations field. Before it continued to the main agenda, there’s greetings and introduction session from Moderator then, he also read a brief profile of the two speakers today, which are Prof. Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, PhD and Reza A.A Wattimena, PhD.
Proceeding to the main agenda, Reza A.A Wattimena, PhD., gives his opening speech and talk about he and Prof. Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, PhD have the same preferences and really passionate in global politics so they decided to create this book that has a broad topic. He also explained the background of this book. Starts from discussing the title selection itself up to some of the issues that were discussed and included in the book. Next to another speaker, Prof. Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, PhD delivers his speech that this book is not a perfect book but the main point here is he felt that the development of the world of international relations in Indonesia was relatively not very advanced because there was rarely literature in Indonesian. Because of this humility he was moved to write a book on international relations in Indonesian, he hopes this can be used as motivation rather International relations in Indonesia develop. He talked a lot about there other actors who might be far more important than a country, the foreign political instruments starting from the soft issues until hard issues everything has an impact on the world.
After the speaker has finished, the Master of Ceremony concludes and opens a Question and Answer session. The speaker had received many questions from participants regarding the topic, proving to get attention and curiosity from the participants, where the speaker gave their best to respond to the question. Those participants are asked to come up to receive a prize of the book “Memahami Hubungan Internasional Kontemporer” and do a photo session together with the speakers. Before The event was officially closed by the Master of Ceremony, there’s also giving tokens of appreciation from Project Manager to the speakers and completed with a quick photo session with the speaker and participants of this event.
By: Khairani Raisha (IR 2019)