Indonesia as the Global Maritime Axis


Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:45am to 1:15pm


at Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building 4th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

You are cordially invited to a discussion,

"Indonesia as the Global Axis"


Susi Pudjiastuti

Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia

moderated by

Prof. Jay Rosengard, Faculty Chair, HKS Indonesia Program

This event is being co-sponsored by the Indonesia Club in HKS, Harvard University Asia Center, and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.


Please RSVP here as space is limited.


In June 2014, President Joko Widodo announced his vision to transform Indonesia into a ‘Global Maritime Axis’ under his administration in 2014-2019. One of the key persons for the vision is Susi Pudjiastuti, the current minister of marine affairs and fisheries. A high school dropout, Susi Pudjiastuti is an accomplished entrepreneur in fisheries, transportation, and aviation industry. Under her leadership, in 18 months, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries has become the most accomplished and progressive institution in moving the resources to make progress in tackling tough challenges, especially illegal fishing. By taking the leadership role in combating illegal fishing, her team had also uncovered other transnational crimes, such as human trafficking and drug smuggling. Her hardline effort against illegal fishing is vital not only for Indonesia but also for the ASEAN region.