CAUSINDY looks forward to welcoming Jim Della-Giacoma, who will be speaking on the Defence and Security panel at this year’s conference.
With his expertise in the South-East Asian region and experience across several different roles, we look forward to the insight and contributions Jim will bring to this year’s panel. Jim’s most recent research and writing has been related to Indonesia’s elections and democratisation process.
Jim is active on social media and collects his writing on his personal blog Reflections on Southeast Asia. You can also follow him on Twitter at @jimdella.
About Jim Della-Giacoma
Jim is currently a visiting fellow in the Department of Social and Political Change in the School of International, Political and Strategic Studies at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific.
In the last two decades, Jim has been a Reuters correspondent, UN official, and head of the International Crisis Group’s operations in Southeast Asia while based in Jakarta. He has studied Indonesian at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Salatiga and taken part in the Australia- Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) in Jambi in 1991-92.
A brief account of his time on AIYEP “Different Pond, Different Fish” was published in KYD Journal in April 2014. He is a regular commentator and essayist whose opinion pieces over the years have been also been published in CNN GPS, Crikey, Foreign Policy, Indonesia, The Lowy Interpreter, New Mandala, Nikkei Asian Review, Strategic Review Journal, and World Politics Review.