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Adjunct Research Professor

Hasjim Djalal

Dr. HasjimDjalal was born on February 25, 1934, in West Sumatra, obtaineda BA degree from Indonesian Academy for Foreign Service in Jakarta (1956), anda M A (1959) and PhD (1961), both from the University of Virginia. He graduated from theIndonesian National Defense Institute (LEMHANNAS) in 1971.He was Director of Treaty and Legal Affairs of the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs (1976-1979) andDirector General for Policy Planning (1985-1990). He has served at the Indonesian Embassies in Belgrade,Guinea (Africa), Singapore, Washington DC and ambassador/deputy permanent representative of Indonesia tothe UN in New York (1981-1983), ambassador to Canada (1983-1985), Germany (1990-1993) and ambassadorat-large for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Affairs (1994-2000). He participated fully in the Third UN Law of the Sea Conference (1973-1982) and in its implementationthereafter, as well as in other maritime activities, nationally, regionally and internationally until now. He was president of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Jamaica (1995, 1996).


Since 1989 he has been the initiator and convener of the WorkshopProcess on Managing Potential Conflicts in the South China Sea, and has been involved in development ofmaritime cooperation in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Currently, he is a member of Indonesian MaritimeCouncil, senior advisor to the Indonesian Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and to Indonesian NavalChief of Staff, and lectures at universities and other high learning institutions in Indonesia. He has writtenextensively on the Law of the Sea and Regional issues. His books include Indonesian Struggle for the Law of theSea (1979), Indonesia and the Law of the Sea (1995), Indonesian Foreign Policy in the 1990s (1997), PreventiveDiplomacy in South East Asia: Lessons Learned (2003), Seeking Lasting Peace in Aceh (2006), and numerousarticles in Indonesia and abroad.

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