Sir Howard Kippenberger Chair

The Centre annually hosts a distinguished international expert on security issues, the Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Chair in Strategic Studies.

Portrait of Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, the 2018 Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Professor in Strategic Studies.

Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, 2018 Sir Howard Kippenberger Chair

The Centre for Strategic Studies is delighted to announce that the Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Professor in Strategic Studies for 2018 will be Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar.

Professor Anwar is one of Indonesia’s leading foreign policy intellectuals and strategic analysts. She is Research Professor at the Centre for Political Studies-Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and from 2015 to 2017 served as a senior adviser to Indonesia’s Vice-President Boediono and his successor Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. She has written widely on Indonesian foreign policy as well as the country’s democratization and on a range of ASEAN political and security issues.

CSS Director David Capie said he is thrilled with the news. “Indonesia is our closest neighbour in Southeast Asia, a leader in ASEAN, and an increasingly significant actor in global politics. At a time of upheaval in the regional and global order, it’s vital that we better understand Indonesia and the role it sees itself playing in the future.”

“As someone who has spent time inside and outside of government, there is no one better placed than Professor Anwar to offer insights into Indonesia’s strategic direction.”

Professor Anwar will spend two months in New Zealand, in October and November. A date for her public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington will be announced shortly and she will also be travelling and speaking in other centres.

For inquiries, please contact Sue Rogers, CSS Administrator.

Dewi Fortuna Anwar biography

Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar is a Research Professor at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and was the Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities from 2001–10. She was Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs from 2010-2015 and from 2015 to 2017 as Deputy for Government Policy Support to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. She is also the Chair of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the Habibie Center, and a member of the Board of Advisors, the Institute for Peace and Democracy, the Bali Democracy Forum. Anwar was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (2008–12), a member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), based in Stockholm, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU, Australia