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Political scientist Dwight King, an expert in Indonesia, collected numerous artifacts from the country over the course of his career, including Indonesian puppets.
In 1978, the Department of Political Science hired Dwight King, an Indonesian specialist from Connecticut College. Clark Neher had been teaching political science and Thai studies at NIU for nearly a decade, and the two Southeast Asian scholars soon became fast friends as colleagues, neighbors and as companions on early morning runs four times a...
Anies Baswedan
NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan (Ph.D., political science, 2007), president of Paramadina University in Jakarta, has been named minister of Primary and Secondary Education in the cabinet of new Indonesia President Joko Widodo. After receiving his Ph.D. from NIU, Baswedan made his mark as a researcher and public policy consultant before being named rector at Paramadina. In 2008,...