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Fransiskus Widiyarso

PhD candidate

F.X. Widiyarso
+31 71 527 2171

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Telephone: +31623685373


Fields of interest

History of international relations, decolonization, Indonesian history, political development, political thought.


PhD research

The Indonesian Foreign Ministry, 1945-1955
Supervisors: David Henley (LIAS) and Remco Raben (Utrecht University)

My research aims to study the Indonesian Foreign Ministry in its first ten years of service. It purposes to study not only the institution, but also tries to link the ministry with events surrounding series of conference between Indonesia and the Netherlands during Indonesian struggle of independence (1945-1949) and challenges faced by the Indonesians in implementing their foreign policy until 1955, when they successfully organized the first Asian-African Conference. Integrating those two aspects will give a new insight to study of Indonesian first years of independence. Financial and recruitment aspects will also be part of this research.



Third Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, The Hague (August 2008 - …)

Encompass Programme
Department of History, Faculty of Humanities
Leiden University
Leiden, The Netherlands (2008-2010)
Thesis: “Medan: Between Yogyakarta and Batavia. East Sumatrans and their Reaction to the Indonesian-Dutch Diplomatic Settlement (1945-1950)”

Master Programme
Department of History, Faculty of Arts
University of Indonesia
Depok, Indonesia (2000-2004)
Thesis: “Indonesia, Australia and the Colombo Plan (1949-1951)”

History Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia (1994-2000)

Head of Section for Security Affairs
Directorate of Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
Jakarta (2008)

Directorate of Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta (2007-2008)

Secretariat of Directorate General of Asia, Pacific and Africa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta (2006-2007)

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Indonesie
  • No relevant ancillary activities
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