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President Ramos-Horta Honors Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Lead Regional Security Discussion in Timor-Leste

Dili, May 16th, 2024

President and Nobel Peace Laureate, J. Ramos-Horta bestowed the Honorific Order of Timor-Leste in the Collar category upon Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar during the Presidential Lecture Series II held at the Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace

Renowned Indonesian scholar and political figure, Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, currently serves as a Research Professor at the Research Centre for Politics-National Research and Innovation Agency (PRP-BRIN), Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Habibie Center, and an Academician at the Social Science Commission-Indonesia Academy of Sciences (AIPI). Anwar co-founded the Foreign Policy Committee of Indonesia and has held advisory roles for several international organizations, including the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

Dewi Fortuna Anwar was a closer Advisor to President Habibie in 1999 when he agreed to a referendum in East Timor, in which 78.50% voted for independence from Indonesia.

After the award Ceremony, President Ramos-Horta hosted the 2024 Presidential Lecture-Series II with the topic “Regional Security and Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, Challenges and Opportunities.

This lecture aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the significant challenges and opportunities currently faced by Southeast Asia in terms of security and diplomacy. By fostering a deeper understanding of these dynamics, with a specific focus on their impact on Indonesia and Timor-Leste, the lecture aspires to contribute to informed discussions and collaborative solutions for a more stable and prosperous region.

Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar delivered the lecture, drawing on her vast experiences in academia, government, and activism to analyse the current security landscape and diplomatic efforts within the region. Her expertise lies in Indonesia’s foreign policy, democratization, ASEAN, and regional political and security issues. This lecture paid particular attention to how these dynamics impact both Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

The Presidential Lecture-Series II on “Regional Security and Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, Challenges and Opportunities” was attended by a broader audience in Timor-Leste interested in Southeast Asian Affairs.

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Prezidente Ramos-Horta Kondekora Dewi Fortuna Anwar no Lidera Diskusaun Kona-ba Seguransa Rejionál iha Timor-Leste

Dili, 16 Maiu 2024

Prezidente no Laureadu Nobel ba Pás, J. Ramos-Horta kondekora medalla Colar Ordem Honorifica Timor-Leste nian ba Profesóra Dewi Fortuna Anwar durante Palestra Prezidensiál Serie II ne’ebé hala’o iha Palásiu Prezidensiál Nicolau Lobato.

Akademiku no figura polítika kuñesidu Indonézia niań, Profesóra Dewi Fortuna Anwar, agora dadaun hanesan Profesóra Peskiza iha Sentru Peskiza ba Polítika-Ajensia Nationál ba Peskiza no Inovasaun (PRP-BRIN), Prezidente Konsellu Administrasaun iha Sentru Habibie, no Akadémiku iha Komisaun Siénsia Sosiál (AIPI). Anwar harii hamutuk Komisaun Polítika Estranjeiru Indonézia nian no hala’o ona knaar asesória ba organizasaun internasionál oin-oin, inklui Konsellu Konsultivu Sekretáriu Jerál ONU nian kona-ba Asuntu Desarmamentu.

Dewi Fortuna Anwar nu’udar asesor ida-ne’ebé besik liu ho Prezidente Habibie iha 1999 bainhira Nia konkorda ho referendum iha Timor-Leste, iha ne’ebé 78.50% vota ba independénsia husi Indonézia.

Hafoin serimónia kondekorasaun, Prezidente Ramos-Horta organiza Serie Palestra Prezidensiál II tinan 2024 ho tema “Seguransa Rejionál no Diplomasia iha Sudeste Áziatiku, Dezafiu no Oportunidade sira.

Palestra ne’e ho objetivu atu fornese vizaun komprensivu ida kona-ba dezafiu no oportunidade signifikativu sira ne’ebé Sudeste Áziatiku hasoru daudaun iha área seguransa no diplomátika. Liuhusi promove kompriensaun kle’an liután kona-ba dinámika hirak-ne’e, ho fokus espesífiku ba sira-nia impaktu ba Indonézia no Timor-Leste, palestra ne’e hakarak kontribui ba diskusaun informadu no solusaun kolaborativu ba rejiaun ida-ne’ebé estavel no prosperu liu.

Profesór Dewi Fortuna Anwar hato’o palestra ne’e, hodi fahe nia esperiénsia lubun boot iha akadémika, governu no aktivizmu hodi analiza senáriu atual seguransa nian no esforsu diplomátiku sira iha rejiaun laran. Nia esperiénsia mak iha polítika esterna Indonézia nian, demokratizasaun, ASEAN, no asuntu polítika no seguransa rejionál. Palestra ida-ne’e fó atensaun partikulár ba oinsá dinámika hirak-ne’e fó impaktu ba Indonézia no Timor-Leste.

Palestra Prezidensiál Serie II kona-ba “Seguransa Rejionál no Diplomasia iha Sudeste Áziatiku, Dezafiu no Oportunidade sira” hetan partisipasaun husi audensia barak iha Timor-Leste ne’ebé interese ba Asuntus Sudeste Áziatiku.’

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