Keynote Speakers

Nila. F. Moeloek

Professor Nila. F. Moeloek

Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia

Topic : The role of psychologist in community health services in Indonesia

Nila Djuwita Farid Moeloek is Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia since 27 October 2014. She actively participates as a speaker, resource person or moderator in a wide range of scientific meetings and workshops. She has also authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and five scientific books. Dr Moeloek also leads a number of high-profile organisations in Indonesia. Foremost among these are her positions as General Chairperson of the Indonesian Dharma Wanita (the largest women’s organisation in Indonesia whose members are comprised of the women and wives of civil servants throughout Indonesia), General Chairperson of the Indonesian Ophthalmologist Association, General Chairperson of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation, and Chairperson of Medical Research of Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia.

Dr Moeloek earned her medical degree in opthamology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia. After earning her position as a specialist consultant in ophthalmology in 1998, she devoted herself to pursuing her PhD in ophthalmology, and earned a cum laude degree in 2003. In 2007 she earned her full professorship at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia.

Sathasivian Cooper

Dr. Sathasivian Cooper

Vice President of the International Social Science Council and President of the International Union of Psychological Science

Topic : The role of psychological organization at the local, regional and global levels in responding to human and social problems in psychological century

Sathasivian Cooper is a clinical psychologist in South Africa. He plays numerous public roles, including Vice President of the International Social Science Council (October 2013- present) and President of the International Union of Psychological Science (July 2012- present). Cooper completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of South Africa and his PhD at Boston University (1989). He received many awards, among others: ‘Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of International Psychology’ award (2014) from the American Psychological Association and Violence Prevention Award from Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Centre.

Dr. Bagus Takwin

Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Topic : The implementation of mental revolution agenda in Indonesia: Challenges and responses

Bagus Takwin is psychologist, an author and an academic from Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia (UI). A number of research findings that highlight the personality issues of political figures published in Kompas Indonesia since 2004. Other than working as a lecturer in the Social Psychology UI he also serves as the Coordinator for research and community service.

Bagus Takwin is an active writer. He has published in total 13 books, in which 10 books were written by himself and 3 other books written with colleagues. Together with Niniek L. Karim anyway, and Hamdi Muluk, he published “Unified Inteligence and Tough Past”, a book based on the results of psychological research on the analysis of personality of former president Soeharto. This book received a compliment as the best social research product in UI in 2001.

Inspired by his love with philosophy, he was written serveral books on Eastern Philosopy, Roots of Ideology, Plural Awareness. In addition, Bagus Takwin also wrote novels and short stories; “Patogonos” (essay), “Akademos and Ruwita” (novel) are widely published in Indonesia. His short articles were often published in national newspapers, such as: Kompas, Media Indonesia, Suara Pembaruan and Koran Tempo.

Doran French, PhD  Purdue University - West Lafayette, United States.

Doran French, PhD

Purdue University – West Lafayette, United States

Topic : Social and emotional development of children and adolescents in four countries: China, Thailand, Korea and Indonesia

Dr. French’s research focuses on social and emotional development of children and adolescent. He has conducted research on peer relationships, friendships, conflict, psychopathology, and adjustment (e.g., delinquency, substance use, school drop out). Over the past 17 years, he has been increasingly concerned with understanding how children develop within the context of culture. Much of his research has been in Indonesia, and also China, Thailand, and Korea.

His current projects include research involving children in different cultures. He is also interested in studying Islam in Indonesia and exploring how religious involvement is associated with social competence.