Jokowi and the New Indonesia: A Political Biography
March 01, 2022
6.3 X 9.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.65 pounds
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About the Author
Darmawan Prasodjo is from Magelang in Central Java. After completing high school he travelled to the U.S. under a government-sponsored scholarship program and received bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Texas A&M University followed by a doctorate there in the area of the natural resource economics and postdoctoral study in energy economics at Duke University. After returning from the US in 2014, he was elected to the People's Representative Council (Indonesia's parliament) representing the Surakarta region for PDI-P (the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle). In 2015 he became deputy chief of staff to President Joko Widodo with special responsibility for energy and strategic infrastructure policy. During the 2019 presidential election campaign he led the Hologram Jokowi project. He is currently vice president director of Indonesia's state power utility, PLN. Tim Hannigan is the author of A Brief History of Indonesia, Murder in the Hindu Kush, and Raffles and the British Invasion of Java which won the 2013 John Brooks Award. His features and travel articles appear regularly in newspapers and magazines in Indonesia and beyond.