The conference will begin with a general meeting of all participants, which will include an introduction by the bilateral organization team as well as a social scientific keynote, which will categorize the entire conference in a broader context of cultural comparison and provide first input for all participants. The working title for this session is “current challenges of intercultural comparison”. For that matter, the theoretical as well as the methodological problems and potentials as well as the need for comparative research are the primary issues, which are to be discussed in the plenum after the keynote. The opportunity for a cultural dialogue will be offered by a cultural supporting program on the evening.

The main conference is oriented on the topics of the last two project years. The four successive panels will be attended by all participants and will consist of expert presentations from German and Indonesian scholars (about 30 minutes lecture) and subsequent roundtable discussions. There are currently 3 lectures per panel, to allow room for joint discussions and other post-processings. The aim of the lectures is to gain current insights, observations and research gaps. The close cooperation with the speakers before and after the Post-Conference Workshop is intended to enable the experts to engage in dialogue. A balanced proportion of German and Indonesian scholars will be sought in order to gain equal opportunity to participate.

Below are a list of the speakers and the chairs of the conference panels. Click on the names for further information.

Panel 1: Media and Political Transformation

Opening: Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt (Chair)

Keynote/Introduction:

Prof. Dr. Martin Löffelholz and Mira Rochyadi-Reetz, M.T., M.A., Ilmenau University of Technology
Comparing Media Systems in Germany and Indonesia (working title)

Academic Input I:

Dr. Ade Armando, M,S., University of Indonesia, Jakarta  
Public Political Communication: the Role of Ideologies and Partisanship in Indonesia (working title)

Academic Input II:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hahn, University of Passau  
Public Political Communication: the Role of Ideologies and Partisanship in Germany (working title)

Panel 2: Media Representation and Racism

Opening: Dr. Anne Grüne / Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt (Chair),

[Organization: Sabrina Schmidt, M.A., University of Erfurt]

Keynote/Introduction:

Sabrina Schmidt, M.A., University of Erfurt
Media Representation, Racism and Identity Politics in Global Perspectives (working title)

Academic Input I:

Ratna Noviani, Ph.D., Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
Contemporary Stereotypes/Pictures of Enmity in Indonesian Media (working title)

Academic Input II:

Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg, Free University of Berlin  
Contemporary Stereotypes/Pictures of Enmity in German Media (working title)

Panel 3: Internet & Counter Public Sphere

Opening: Nunik Maharani, M.Comn&MediaSt., Padjadjaran University (Chair)

Keynote:

Subekti W. Priyadharma, M.A., Padjadjaran University  
Recent Developments in Online Public Spheres in German/Indonesian Comparison (working title)

Academic Input I:

Dr. Irwansyah, M.A., University of Indonesia, Jakarta  
Media Ethics, Counter-Publics and Co-Regulation on the Internet in Indonesia (working title)

Academic Input II:

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Wimmer, University of Augsburg (confirmed):
Media Ethics, Counter-Publics and Co-Regulation on the Internet in Germany (working title)

Panel 4: Popular Culture & Democracy

Opening: Centurion Priyatna, Ph.D., Padjadjaran University (Chair)

Keynote:

Prof. Dr. Randa Aboubakr, Cairo University 
Dynamics of Popular Culture in the Consolidation of Democracy in Global Perspective (working title)

Academic Input I:

Dr. Anne Grüne, University of Erfurt  
Popular Culture and Politics after the Reunification in Germany (working title)

Academic Input II:

Dr. Yasraf Amir Piliang, Bandung Institute of Technology  
Popular Culture and Politics after the ‘Reformasi’ in Indonesia (working title)