Book presentation: ‘The Killing Season’
On June 26th, 2018 an outstanding study on the human rights violations in Indonesia in 1965-66 will be presented in the Amnesty office in Amsterdam. The Killing Season explores one of least examined instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965-66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. The author Geoffrey B. Robinson is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He will be the key-note speaker. Co-referents are Mrs Dr. Ratna Saptari from Leiden University and Prof. Asvi Warman Adam from the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Jakarta.
Amnesty International organises this event together with the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and you are welcome to come!
14.30 – doors open, coffee and tea
15.00 – interview with Prof. Geoffrey Robinson (University of California)
15.45 – presentation of the book
16.00 – co-referent Dr. Ratna Saptari (Leiden University)
16.15 – co-referent Prof. Asvi Warman Adam (Indonesian Academy of Sciences)
16.30 – discussion
17.30 – closure and drinks
Keizersgracht 177, Amsterdam
26 June 2018, 15.00 – 18.00 hrs