Some leaders who are expected to be involved in organizing this gathering are Drs. H. Pitoyo, MA (observer and activist of nationality), Drs. Wagiyo, SH (senior figure), Darmanto (Community Care Media), Drs. Untoro, M.A (youth leader) and Drs. Sulistyo, S. HCN, M. Si (Head of Social Agency). Besides, several organizers of Paguyuban Kebangsaan organisation in Jakarta, such as Drs. Hernowo Hadiwangga, Drs. B. Parmanto, Wuryanti Sutopo and Pamengku B will also contribute their ideas to the discussion.
Heri Santoso, S.S., M. Hum, chairman of committee, said that if there is no immediate improvement, Indonesia has the risk of becoming a failed country. The alarming condition has made activists anxious. "This emerged in National Workshop entitled Nationalism and National Character Development from 19-20 May 2010 and during the Second Congress of Pancasila in Denpasar on June 1, 2010," Heri said. He said that one recommendation from the two meetings is the need for establishment of re-institutionalization and familiarization of Pancasila. That expectation can certainly be realized when all components, both society and government, have the initiative to establish communication in looking for the best solution to deal with national crises.
The US will increase cooperation in science, technology and energy that are environmentally friendly with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). This was stated by a member of staff of the White House, Dr. Jason Rao, in his one day visit to UGM, Monday (25/1).
Apart from paying a courtesy call on the Rector of UGM, Rao also visited the Paleoanthropology Lab of Faculty of Medicine as well as American Corner. In his visit, Rao was accompanied by other delegates: Pradeep Ramamurthy, Sehreen Noor Ali, and US Embassy staff in Jakarta, Hugo Yon and Wahyuni Kamah.
In the American Corner, Rao had a discussion with students of American Studies and US students currently studying at UGM. He mentioned the concerns of female students who are worried that they will be treated discriminatively and be seen as terrorists when studying in the US. â€œThere’s no religious discrimination in the US, so there should be no concerns about wearing headscarves and this should not become a learning barrier in the US,â€ he said.
Rao said that the US Government would try to increase the number of US students in Indonesia. In contrast, the US has a programme to increase the number of students studying there. â€œCurrently, the number of Indonesian students in the US is considered small,â€ he concluded.