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Writing contest for junior and senior high school students, college students, and professionals.

The paper should be received by March 31, 2011.
http://www.indonesiafocus.net/

The Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs (ASIRPA)
http://www.asirpa.org/

Rekan-rekan,

Mohon bantuannya untuk memforward pengumuman writing contest terlampir ke milis/rekan lainnya.

Silahkan bergabung dengan milis utama ASIRPA dengan mengirim email ke

ASIRPA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

ASIRPA-subscribe/at/yahoogroups.com

Supaya cepat diterima keanggotaannya, lebih dianjurkan untuk mendaftar milis melalui web site:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ASIRPA/

dan mohon menulis dalam bahasa Indonesia ketika mendaftar melalui web site:

Nama: ______________ Nama kota: ____________ Alasan Subscribe:

Terima kasih.

Jabat erat,

Ahmad Syamil
Arkansas State University
http://asyamil.net/

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ASIRPA Writing Contest
http://www.indonesiafocus.net/

The Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs (ASIRPA) now invites students and professionals to take part in the upcoming Indonesia Focus Writing Contest (IFWC). The theme for this year is “How to Make the Earth a Better Place”.

The competition will be divided into two categories; the first is for junior and senior high school students and the second is for college students and professionals. The first, second, and third place winner of the first category will be awarded a cash prize of $250, $100, and $50 respectively, and the first, second, and third place winner of the second category will be awarded a cash prize of $350, $250, and $100 respectively. Winners of the second category will also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the Journal of ASIRPA (JASIRPA).

Entering the Competition

You can enter the competition by sending your paper to nurhaya.muchtar@asirpa.org< nurhaya.muchtar/at/asirpa.org> and fikri.ismail@asirpa.org< fikri.ismail/at/asirpa.org>. Your paper should relate to the theme above and should demonstrate how the theme is applicable to your main interest (economy, environment, education, etc.).

The paper should be written in English, typed, double-spaced, using 12 point Times New Roman font, on standards-sized paper (8.5” x 11”) with 1 inch margins on all sides. Please maintain consistency with your preferred citation style (only for college students and above). The length of the paper should be between 3000-5000 words.

You may submit more than one paper. However, you should be the sole author of your paper(s). We don’t accept a paper with more than one author. The paper should be received by March 31, 2011.

Selection Process

The writing contest judges will whittle down all the entries to only seven finalists, who will then be asked to present their paper at the annual Indonesia Focus Conference May 28-29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
For this final round, the winners will be decided by both the judges and the audience’s votes. The finalists can therefore bring as many supporters as possible to the event in order to increase their chances of winning the contest.

The final round will be held on the first day of the conference. The result will be announced the next day.

You are responsible for the transportation cost from your city to Pittsburgh and other costs associated with attending the conference. Questions related to this event should be directed to nurhaya.muchtar@asirpa.org< nurhaya.muchtar/at/asirpa.org> or fikri.ismail@asirpa.org< fikri.ismail/at/asirpa.org>. Please visit ASIRPA website regularly for updates.

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The following information is for regular papers (not for writing contest)

Call For Papers

Indonesia Focus Conference 2011
May 28-29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
http://www.indonesiafocus.net/

“Embracing Globalization through Promoting Entrepreneurship and US-Indonesia Business Relation”

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2011

Background and Theme

The Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs (ASIRPA) invites the submission of papers for the 2011 Indonesia Focus Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 28-29, 2011. The conference accepts three types of papers: academic papers, business plans/ideas, and writing-contest papers. Faculty members, researchers, business people, or anyone interested in this conference are all invited.

The theme of this year’s conference is Embracing Globalization through Promoting Entrepreneurship and US-Indonesia Business Relations. With this theme, the conference seeks to emphasize that globalization is
real; we not only have to accept it but also embrace it. Ignoring globalization will only leave us further behind. Hence, we will take part and try to fare well in it by utilizing all of our resources. These include not only our rich natural endowments but also our strategic geographical location, abundant young and bright minds, loyal and cohesive social capital, hardworking entrepreneurs, as well as opportunities to bring in more unconditional support from the government. While globalization brings more competition, it provides broad opportunities at the same time.

The conference provides a forum where broad ideas of how to help Indonesia fare well in the globalized economy are exchanged and discussed. It is expected that the meeting would inspire attendees with regard to the potential roles they may want to play in this globalized world. The conference also provides a forum for entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas, plans, and products to Indonesian and international audience. We hope that the meeting would motivate, and even initiate further business cooperation among Indonesians, Americans, and international participants.

Topics and Submission Deadlines

Academic Presentation and Business Plan/Idea Presentation

For the academic presentation, the conference accepts a broad spectrum of topics, including:

* On the Indonesia Economic development: challenges and opportunities
* On the socio-economic characteristics of Indonesia
* The role of entrepreneurship
* Strategies for Indonesia socio-economic development
* Indonesian policy on economic development and global trade
* The audacity of hope toward Indonesian development
* Developing Indonesia and U.S. cooperation.

At the end of the conference, three best papers will be selected. If you are interested in presenting, but your topic is not included in the above list, please contact the conference organizers below; we will attempt to accommodate all interests.

For the business plan/ideas presentation, the conference accepts any types of proposed business plan, provided that the business is legal.

The deadline to submit the abstract for the academic paper or business plan is February 28, 2011. The complete draft must be submitted by May 14, 2011. Please submit the abstract or complete draft of the paper or business plan to the conference organizers at NSisworahardjo@asirpa.org<NSisworahardjo/at/asirpa.org> and Christiadi@asirpa.org<Christiadi/at/asirpa.org>.

For registration and updates on the 2011 Indonesia Focus Conference, please visit the ASIRPA Indonesia Focus Conference website
http://www.indonesiafocus.net/

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