General lecture with Dr. Rizal Ramli. (Photo: Nuri Hermawan)
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UNAIR NEWS –   Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Universitas Airlangga held a public lecture with Dr. Rizal Ramli. It was held in Soetandyo Wignjosoebroto Hall of FISIP UNAIR on Friday, October 10,  was attended by UNAIR academic community, the public, and media crew.

Representing Dean of FISIP, Prof. Budi Prasetyo as Vice Dean I FISIP UNAIR in his speech said that this public lecture is a valuable opportunity because the speakers invited by FISIP UNAIR is an experienced practitioner.

“This speaker is one of the people involved in 1977 and 1978 era. He faced the power that time. Use this forum well. Because it will provide an overview and a comparison with the abundant information in social media which showed Indonesia bleakness. Is it true? Well, this expert is already in front of us all, “he explained.

Moderated by Bustomi, an alumni of FISIP UNAIR, a public lecture by Former Coordinating Ministry of Marine Affairs and Resources of Indonesia entitled “Indonesia’s Economic Potential in Building Independent Nation”.

Rizal Ramli who is a former student activist, economist and politician of Indonesia, in his presentation said that in managing the economy, Indonesia needs to learn from the history and dynamics of developed countries in the world. He also considered that the progress of a nation is determined by taking big risks.

“Countries that dare to take risks will be developed countries,” he said.

Furthermore, Boston University graduate also said that to see the development of the country, it can be seen from its historical journey. The dynamics of economic and political travel in Indonesia ​​greatly affect the progress of the nation to this day.

” Indonesia in the 60s was very different from the year 2017. Progress has been remarkable, “he explained.

Not only that, the most important thing in determining the economic progress of a nation according to Rizal is the attitude of human resources. The importance of having a resilient attitude becomes important for the progress of a nation.

“Indonesian children are clever, just less resilient. Many still complain, “he said.

Author: Nuri Hermawan

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