25 Jan

Lomba menulis berhadiah untuk siswa sekolah menengah, mahasiswa  universitas dan profesional.
Tidak perlu presentasi di Pittsburgh, USA

The writing contest paper should be received by March 31, 2011.

Organisasi NON PROFIT the Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs (ASIRPA)



Dalam pengumuman sebelumnya tertulis bahwa panitia mengharapkan finalis lomba menulis (writing contest) untuk hadir saat Indonesia Focus Conference
May 28-29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Karena banyak calon peserta lomba menulis dari Indonesia yang kesulitan jika harus berangkat ke USA jika terpilih sebagai finalis
lomba, maka panitia memutuskan:

Peserta lomba menulis dari Indonesia, USA atau dimanapun … tidak harus hadir di konferensi
Indonesian Focus jika terpilih sebagi finalis lomba menulis.

Mohon bantuannya untuk memforward pengumuman writing contest terlampir
ke milis/rekan lainnya. Selain lampiran lomba menulis, kami sertakan juga lampiran call for paper untuk artikel ilmiah dan ide bisnis dengan deadline abstrak 28 Feb 2011.

Berlainan dengan peserta writing contest, peserta yang memasukkan artikelnya melalui call for paper tentu saja diharapkan kehadirannya saat
Indonesia Focus Conference untuk presentasi artikelnya.

Silahkan bergabung dengan milis utama ASIRPA dengan mengirim email ke



Supaya cepat diterima keanggotaannya, lebih dianjurkan untuk mendaftar
milis melalui web site:


dan mohon menulis dalam bahasa Indonesia ketika mendaftar melalui web site:

Nama: ______________ Nama kota: ____________ Alasan Subscribe: _________________

Terima kasih.

Jabat erat,

Ahmad Syamil
Arkansas State University

ASIRPA Writing Contest

http://www.indonesiafocus.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=45 <http://www.indonesiafocus.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=45>

The Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs
(ASIRPA) now invites students and professionals to take part in the
upcoming Indonesia Focus Writing Contest (IFWC). The theme for this year
is “How to Make the Earth a Better Place”.

The competition will be divided into two categories; the first is for
junior and senior high school students and the second is for college
students and professionals. The first, second, and third place winner of
the first category will be awarded a cash prize of $250, $100, and $50
respectively, and the first, second, and third place winner of the
second category will be awarded a cash prize of $350, $250, and $100
respectively. Winners of the second category will also have the
opportunity to publish their paper in the Journal of ASIRPA (JASIRPA).

Entering the Competition

You can enter the competition by sending your paper to
nurhaya.muchtar@asirpa.org <nurhaya.muchtar/at/asirpa.org>
andfikri.ismail@asirpa.org <fikri.ismail/at/asirpa.org>. Your paper
should relate to the theme above and should demonstrate how the theme is
applicable to your main interest (economy, environment, education, etc.).

The paper should be written in English, typed, double-spaced, using 12
point Times New Roman font, on standards-sized paper (8.5” x 11”) with 1
inch margins on all sides. Please maintain consistency with your
preferred citation style (only for college students and above). The
length of the paper should be between 3000-5000 words.

You may submit more than one paper. However, you should be the sole
author of your paper(s). We don’t accept a paper with more than one
author. The paper should be received by March 31, 2011.

Questions related to this event should be directed to
nurhaya.muchtar@asirpa.org <nurhaya.muchtar/at/asirpa.org>      or
fikri.ismail@asirpa.org <fikri.ismail/at/asirpa.org>. Please visit
ASIRPA website regularly for updates.


Questions and Answers about the Writing Contest:


Q: Are undergraduate students allowed to participate?

A: Yes, they are. This competition is open for all high school and college students as well as professionals. Undergraduate students will submit their paper under the first category.

Q: Do we need to travel to the United States if we choose to participate in the writing contest?

A: No, you do not need to travel to the United States to participate in the writing contest. Simply submit your paper via e-mail (as an attachment) prior to the deadline. However, you are always welcome to participate in the IF2011 conference as a regular attendee.

Q: What is the theme of the writing contest?

A: The theme of this contest is “How to Make the Earth a Better Place”.

Q: I need more information about writing contest program (topic, writing scheme/font/paper, registration, etc).

A: Detailed guidelines of the writing contest are available at our website

Q: May I take part in the writing contest if my area of study is psychology or other?

A: Absolutely. This competition is open for any ideas or areas of specialization as long as you can relate them to the theme of the writing contest.

Q: Do you accept a paper by multiple authors?

A: No. Only papers with a single author are qualified.

Q:  Can I submit more than one paper?

A:  Yes, you can submit more than one paper. Whatever topic you choose, it has to be related to the main theme of this contest.

Q:  Is it a requirement that my paper be written in English?

A:  Yes. All papers must be written in English.

Q:  Are there any restrictions as to what genre or category the content should be based on (e.g., research, fiction, opinion)?

A: No. there are no genre-specific requirements. You are free to support your arguments in ways that you believe are convincing to the audience of your paper, provided that they are strictly built around the theme of the writing contest.

Q: How does the writing contest differ from the academic presentation?

A: While the academic presentation requires that ideas are presented orally in a live and formal presentation session, the writing contest only requires submissions via email. Unlike the academic presentation, the writing contest is a competition that focuses specifically on writing skills, such as how certain ideas are constructed to support certain arguments. The writing contest also awards winners with prizes.


The following information is for regular papers (not for writing contest)

Call For Papers

Indonesia Focus Conference 2011
May 28-29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

http://www.indonesiafocus.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=32 <http://www.indonesiafocus.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=32>

“Embracing Globalization through Promoting Entrepreneurship and
US-Indonesia Business Relation”

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2011

Background and Theme

The Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs
(ASIRPA) invites the submission of papers for the 2011 Indonesia Focus
Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 28-29,
2011. The conference accepts three types of papers: academic papers,
business plans/ideas, and writing-contest papers. Faculty members,
researchers, business people, or anyone interested in this conference
are all invited.

The theme of this year’s conference is Embracing Globalization through
Promoting Entrepreneurship and US-Indonesia Business Relations. With
this theme, the conference seeks to emphasize that globalization is
real; we not only have to accept it but also embrace it. Ignoring
globalization will only leave us further behind. Hence, we will take
part and try to fare well in it by utilizing all of our resources. These
include not only our rich natural endowments but also our strategic
geographical location, abundant young and bright minds, loyal and
cohesive social capital, hardworking entrepreneurs, as well as
opportunities to bring in more unconditional support from the
government. While globalization brings more competition, it provides
broad opportunities at the same time.

The conference provides a forum where broad ideas of how to help
Indonesia fare well in the globalized economy are exchanged and
discussed. It is expected that the meeting would inspire attendees with
regard to the potential roles they may want to play in this globalized
world. The conference also provides a forum for entrepreneurs to
showcase their business ideas, plans, and products to Indonesian and
international audience. We hope that the meeting would motivate, and
even initiate further business cooperation among Indonesians, Americans,
and international participants.

Topics and Submission Deadlines

Academic Presentation and Business Plan/Idea Presentation

For the academic presentation, the conference accepts a broad spectrum
of topics, including:

* On the Indonesia Economic development: challenges and opportunities
* On the socio-economic characteristics of Indonesia
* The role of entrepreneurship
* Strategies for Indonesia socio-economic development
* Indonesian policy on economic development and global trade
* The audacity of hope toward Indonesian development
* Developing Indonesia and U.S. cooperation.

At the end of the conference, three best papers will be selected. If you
are interested in presenting, but your topic is not included in the
above list, please contact the conference organizers below; we will
attempt to accommodate all interests.

For the business plan/ideas presentation, the conference accepts any
types of proposed business plan, provided that the business is legal.

The deadline to submit the abstract for the academic paper or business
plan is February 28, 2011. The complete draft must be submitted by May
14, 2011. Please submit the abstract or complete draft of the paper or
business plan to the conference organizers atNSisworahardjo@asirpa.org <NSisworahardjo/at/asirpa.org>
orChristiadi@asirpa.org <Christiadi/at/asirpa.org>.

For registration and updates on the 2011 Indonesia Focus Conference,
please visit the ASIRPA Indonesia Focus Conference website


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