Dwiyatna (Gaha) Widinugraha, a third-year CRDM candidate, successfully defended his dissertation this morning. The title was “The Papua Separatist Group and Indonesia in the Age of New Public Diplomacy: A Comparative Analysis of Websites, Facebook Visuals, and Twitter.” Gaha’s committee is chaired by Dr. Melissa Johnson, and joined by Drs. Jason Swartz, Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo, Dr. Andrew Binder.
Upon graduation and after participating in training programs, Gaha will be posted to the global diplomatic corps of the Government of Indonesia, with the location of his first post not yet determined. We will be proud to have CRDM represented on such a world stage!