The University of Iowa

Two Indonesian natives discuss ‘Unity in Diversity’ Nov. 2

October 26th, 2010

Some Americans know Indonesia as the country where President Obama lived as a boy, others know it as a tourist paradise with astonishing biodiversity and others know almost nothing about it.

Two Indonesian natives will speak about the vast diversity of their country during “Indonesia: Unity in Diversity” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Room 2520D University Capitol Centre. The talk is free and open to the public.

Ari Natarina, a Fulbright language teaching assistant from Bali, and Sudirman Hasan, a Fulbright researcher in religious studies from Malang, East Java, will give the presentation.

The event is part of “Images of the Muslim World,” a series of public discussions, lectures and film screenings illustrating the diversity of the Muslim world and focusing on culture, religion, society, geography, politics and history. Speakers include local and visiting scholars and writers who give illustrated talks about a particular region, country or topic within the Muslim world. Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population.

The UI Middle East and Muslim World Studies, African Studies Program and UI International Programs are sponsoring these events.

For more information, contact Denise Filios at or 319-335-3451.