Andreas Harsono, Researcher at Human Rights Watch, discusses the role of Islam, identity, and populism in the 2019 presidential campaign season in Indonesia. This discussion will also preview his upcoming book, “Race, Islam, and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia.”

Andreas Harsono is a long-time Indonesian media freedom advocate, who helped establish the Alliance of Independent Journalists, the Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information, and the Pantau Foundation, as well as the South East Asia Press Alliance (Bangkok), and since 2008 has been a researcher for Human Rights Watch covering Indonesia.