What We have done

Achievements

Was rewarded the “Peace Messenger Awards” by the United Nations in 1987, and the only Indonesian Organization in the International Week Coordinating Organization (IWCO) and the International Student Conference (ISC).

International Recognitions

Youth Organization for United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI); United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC); and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

Official Partners

Liaison Officer for 60th Commemoration of Asia Africa Parliamentary Conference 2015 in Jakarta and Bandung, and Local Committee for Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation: Ocean 2016 in Jakarta.

Who are we?

Our Writings

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62nd International Student Conference (ISC) 2016 in Japan

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Since the first conference in 1954, International Student Conference (ISC) has been held every summer in Japan. It takes place for nearly two weeks inviting students from all over the world to discuss global issues together. This year, there were four official delegates representing ISAFIS for 62nd ISC. They are Hadiansyah Aktsar (Director of Foreign

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Human Trafficking 101

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Biweekly Discussion: ISAFIS and IOM (17 Sep 2016) By: Rizkina Aliya Since the dawn of time people have been pushed and pulled across the globe for numerous different reasons, be it fleeing persecution or in search of better opportunities. With the development of modern transportation, mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people every day across vast

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ISAFIS Journal 2016

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“Migrants and Indonesia’s National Development” Research and Development of ISAFIS is dedicated to providing a common platform for academics, researchers, scholars, and professionals to discuss migration issues in the field of Public and Sectoral Administration, International Relation, Social and Cultural, Law, Economics, and Defense and Security, through our annual journal and launching. We encourage submissions

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TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: A POINT OF VIEW FROM PATENT AND GENERIC ASPECT

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  “Free trade is not based on utility, but on justice.” -Edmund Burke   Pada realitanya, celah-celah ketidakadilan dalam perdagangan bebas tak dapat sepenuhnya ditambal. Perjanjian perdagangan bebas Trans Pacific Partnership pun tak terlepas dari jeratan ketidakadilan tersebut, terkhusus dalam aspek hak paten terhadap produk farmasi. Tim penulis berargumen bahwa wacana pemerintah Indonesia untuk bergabung

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Modern Youth and Student Movement in Indonesia

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The dynamics of Indonesia’s political movement is a fascinating subject to examine and be understood by a wide array of people, particularly by young people. The nature of young individuals, visionary and idealist stimulated the changes thus created the dynamics in the landscape of movements in Indonesia. Indonesia’s political movement has seen its beginning since

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The Trans Pacific Partnership: Should We Join the Pact?

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In today’s global circumstances, international multilateral economic partnerships have blossomed in every corner of the world. It is believed to ensure the interdependency of one country to the next, reduces the risk of global warfare, and significant self-gain. As layers upon layers of agreements are established between countries, stronger ties are forged with the hope

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West Japan International Week

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I always want to surround myself with great people. The story begin on February 2014 when I was looking for such organizational development by joining Indonesian Student Association for International Studies (ISAFIS). Then, finally on last September, ISAFIS bring me abroad by giving me a chance to participate in international project. The project called West

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Barcelona International Week 2015

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It has been my second IW after all. Therefore at this time I want to share my other experienced that may help whoever ISAFISian that wanted to take apart in any International Week programs in the near future especially to Barcelona International Week. So here I go… The story begins just couple days after the

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YSEALI Generation: Oceans

On March 16th – 20th, ISAFIS was honored to be selected as an official local partner along with Cultural Vistas and US Embassy Jakarta to host YSEALI Generation: Oceans.

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CeweQuat Internationale Forum 2016

Calling out to all women in Indonesia! Join the biggest annual international women’s forum which will be held in two cycles.

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MUN 101

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MUN is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students role-play as the United Nations countries’ delegates and simulate UN committees’ conferences.

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ISAFIS Movie Discussion : The Bridge of Spies

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ISAFIS Movie Discussion The Bridge of Spies – Bridging Movie into International Relations An English man living in the United States of America (USA), Rudolf Abel, is arrested as a Soviet spy in 1957. Lawyer James B. Donovan, former prosecutor for Nazi war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials, is recruited from his law firm to

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International Studies & The Pink Tax Dilemma

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Focusing on the “International Studies” aspect, our first biweekly discussion starts with how “International Studies” is distinct from “International Relations.” From there, we discussed about Gender Equaility as a part of International Studies. Gender equality is an objectivity that aims to achieve impartiality in rights and treatments between men and women, with “Pink Tax” as one of

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Keeping Up with the Dragon? Strategi Amerika Serikat dalam Mengimbangi Tiongkok

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Oleh: Amy Darajati Utomo Tulisan ini akan membahas mengenai bagaimana Amerika Serikat (AS) menghadapi kebangkitan Tiongkok didasarkan pada tulisan Fareed Zakaria yang berjudul “The Challenger.” Kemudian akan dilanjutkan dengan asertifitas Tiongkok di arsitektur perekonomian dunia, melalui Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), yang direspon AS melalui Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Tulisan ini akan ditutup dengan kesimpulan bahwa

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Failure to Ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: An Incorrigible Loss for Indonesia

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Oleh : Khodijah   For something as tiny as 9 centimeter long and turns to ashes after several exhales, cigarette turns out to be of great concern in a global extent. Smoking has become an extremely regular activity in most countries, be it the ones having developed or the ones still yet developing. However, the

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India Under Modi

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Oleh : Neta Cynara Anggina   Thirty years after the administration of a powerful figure, the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, India has been in a hardship and decline. The state is dirt-poor that at one moment in 2005, kidnapping was said to be the leading industry in Patna; one of Indian state that once was

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China Achieved Three Aims at Iran Nuclear Deal

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Oleh : Ardy Nugraha   On July 2015, the representative of the United States, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany, or commonly known as P5+1, altogether with Iran, gathered and assembled in the capital of Austria, Vienna to discuss the framework agreement that was agreed on April 2015 for final agreement. After 19 consecutive

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Rebuild. Restore.

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Oleh : Audrey Lynn   Everyone wants to make money and they will do all sort of things to get to their goal. Sometimes even illegal things. Of course a part of us will have that idealistic nature that believes there is goodness in everyone and that people will always do the right thing no matter

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Culinary Diplomacy: Indonesia’s Diplomatic Asset

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Oleh : M. Raditya Naufal P.   I am sure anyone who read this article has eaten at least once in his or her lives foods or cuisines from abroad. Either it is burgers, pastas, sushi, curry, even spring rolls, these are common foreign foods that we have eaten, seen, or at least heard of. As

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VASHAM

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Pada tanggal Sabtu, 23 Mei 2015, ISAFIS telah mengadakan sebuah diskusi dengan salah satu wirausaha sosial di Indonesia, yaitu VASHAM. VASHAM merupakan sebuah wirausaha sosial atau social enterprise pertama di Indonesia yang bergerak di bidang pertanian. Jika kita membahas mengenai wirausaha sosial, pada dasarnya di negara-negara Barat istilah “Social Enterprise” sudah tidak asing ditelinga masyarakatnya

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The Green Revolution as a Key to Food Security

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Oleh : Safira Prabawidya Pusparani   People today live in a world full of irony, where some countries live in a problem of obesity while others live in severe famine. The world contains enough food to feed everyone in this planet yet 870 million people still suffer from chronic undernourishment. How is this possible? There clearly

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Sistem Sertifikasi Hutan LEI sebagai Upaya Pelestarian Lingkungan Hidup yang Efektif

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Oleh: Safira Prabawidya Pusparani   Upaya pelestarian lingkungan hidup telah menjadi suatu isu yang terangkat secara internasional akibat semakin parahnya degradasi dan kerusakan sumber daya alam yang disebabkan oleh aktivitas manusia. Adanya suatu kesadaran akan pentingnya pengelolaan lingkungan secara lestari telah memicu pembentukan berbagai badan non-pemerintahan serta gerakan aktivis dalam bidang kelestarian lingkungan. Salah satu

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Gelas Setengah Penuh: Mengkampanyekan Kerjasama dan Komunikasi Antar Pemuda dalam Komunitas ASEAN

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Oleh: Amy Darajati Utomo   Bayangkan sebuah gelas, dengan air di dalamnya. Pertanyaan klasik adalah bagaimana mendefinisikan gelas tersebut—gelas setengah kosong atau gelas setengah penuh? Pertanyaan ini penulis rasa patut pula ditanyakan untuk melihat ASEAN Community bagi Indonesia: tantangan atau kesempatan? Tentu, jika ditanyakan demikian, ASEAN Community menjadi tantangan sekaligus kesempatan bagi Indonesia. Ada keunggulan-keunggulan

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AIIB sebagai Respon terhadap Unilateralisme Amerika Serikat dalam Sistem Finansial Global

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Oleh: Amy Darajati Utomo “We screwed it up,” Itulah yang dikatakan Madeleine Albright, yang menjabat Secretary of State Amerika Serikat (AS), terkait pembentukan Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).[1] Tulisan ini akan membahas bagaimana AIIB merupakan respon terhadap unilateralisme Amerika Serikat dalam sistem finansial global. Pertama-tama akan diulas mengenai tulisan Toyoo Gyohten yang berjudul The United

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Bali Nine: Indonesia’s Law on Death Penalty and Diplomatic Turbulence

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This essay is the summary of the second biweekly discussion that ISAFIS members conducted on February 28th, 2005. This essay will summarize the topic of discussion, Indonesia’s Law on Death Penalty; its pros and cons to Indonesia, and how civil societies should respond to the current issue of death penalty, especially considering Indonesia’s diplomatic relation

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Defining International Studies

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Based on the discussion that ISAFIS members had on February 14th 2015, this essay wants to summarize the basics of international studies, and what youths can do to participate in tackling the international issues.

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A Short Note About Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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Oleh : Ardy Nugraha   Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is an international financial institution (just like International Monetary Fund (IMF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), and others) which is proposed by China. The main objective for AIIB is to funding infrastructure’s project in Asian countries, especially the developing countries, but the target for

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ASEAN Centrality toward the New Regional Equilibrium

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Oleh : Khodijah   China, being the emerging power in the post-global crisis world, has earned itself a prominence among its region, especially in East Asia. However, the South China Sea dispute has made some countries to readjust its view towards China. It has exerted more firm and assertive stances responding to the moves that it

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Islamophobia Development and Role of Youths

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Oleh: Safira Prabawidya Pusparani When the world mourns over the shootings in France but the media refuses to acknowledge the shootings in Chapel Hill as a hate crime, there clearly is something wrong with the world. It seems that the world has been pinned towards the idea of radical Muslims, and chooses to be ignorant

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Terrorism, Moslem and Extremist

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Oleh : Leiny Nadira   Crisis understanding in diversity religious has been spread over the world. Especially in the judgment of the terrorism actor towards Moslem civilians in any country, it has been formed since large scale attack in 9/11 and increased until now, supported by the existence of ISIS movement in Syria and Iraq. This

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In My Own Little Corner

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Oleh : Audrey Lynn Julianto   If you are a Broadway lover like I am, the title of this writing might be familiar to you. If you are not, then perhaps I should start with a brief introduction of the title. The title came from a well known Broadway show by Roger and Hammerstein “Cinderella”, in

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What is A Great Power?

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Oleh : Raditya Naufal   In international relations, there is always a discourse on the term “Great Power”. It is believed that states with the title of “Great Power” are able to influence the global politics significantly compared to other countries. Many political scientist try to came up with not only correct but accurate definition of

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Global Flood Disasters in 2013: A Man-made Disasters

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Oleh : Diani Lestari   Synopsis In 2013 several flood disasters occured around the world. Scientists and environmentalist said that the climate change caused by human interference is the main reason behind this disasters.

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