UNAIR NEWS – It was an honour for academics in Universitas Airlangga. For the last presidential debate, UNAIR Rector Prof. Moh Nasih SE., M.T., Ak., CMA., is coordinator of debate panelist.
With nine panelists appointed by General Elections Commission (KPU), Prof. Nasih said he was very confident that the questions would not be leaked to both candidates. Furthermore, Prof. Nasih said the material made by the panelists focused on the concept of strategic issues.
“The issues will be focusing on economy, social welfare, finance and investment, and trade and industry,” explained Prof. Nasih.
Regarding to Prof. Nasih as coordinator of debate panelist, Head Information and Public Relations Center, UNAIR Dr. Suko Widodo M.Si., said he considered this as a right move.
“He (Prof. Nasih-ed) is a Professor in Faculty of Economics and Business, obviously it is appropriate with his expertise and knowledge on the issues” said Suko.
Furthermore, it was noted that during previous debates, several UNAIR members were also involved as panelists.
“Previously, there were Professor of FK UNAIR Prof. David and former Dean of FISIP UNAIR, Mr. Basis as one of panelist team for presidential debate” he said. “It was a proof that UNAIR academics received appreciation from government.” he continued.
For additional information, there were 10 panelists, namely UNAIR Rector Prof. Mohammad Nasih, Professor of FEB Universitas Tanjungpura Prof. Eddy Suratman, FEB Lecturer at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Dr. Muhammad Arief Mufraini, Dean of FEB Universitas Diponegoro Dr. Suhartono and Dean of FEB Universitas Sam Ratulangi Dr. Herman Karamoy.
Furthermore, there were Dean of FEB Universitas Udayana Dr. I Nyoman Mahaendra Yasa, Dean of Faculty of Economics Universitas Andalas Dr. Harif Amali Riva’i, Professor of ITB Prof. Dr. Ir. Dermawan Wibisono, lecturer in community development at Unika Semarang Soegijapranata Tukiman Taruno Sayoga Ph.D and Executive Director of Indonesia Global Justice (IGJ) Rahmi Hertanti.
Author: Nuri Hermawan