Traffic Congestion and Poverty Reduction in Indonesia


Thursday, December 8, 2011, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 160-South, Room 105

About the Seminar
Please join us as the following four Harvard student recipients of HKS Indonesia Program travel research grants present their work. Justin Brandon and Nicholas Hornig, candidates for a master’s degree in urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), will present their research on the Jakarta Bus Rapid Transit system and its failures in mitigating urban traffic congestion in the city. Brandon and Hornig conducted their research under the direction of HKS-GSD Professor José Gómez-Ibañez, and in collaboration with the Indonesia Transportation Society. Eric Dodge and Sinafikeh Gemessa, candidates for a MPP at Harvard Kennedy School will share their experiences serving as interns with the Indonesian Vice-Presidential Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction. Indonesia Research Fellow Akhmad Rizal Shidiq will serve as moderator.

Offered every January-term and during the summer, HKS Indonesia student research grants encourage students from across Harvard University to apply their analytical skills to challenges in Indonesia through both internship as well as independent research projects.