In this episode, Swedian’s still out because of the U.S. midterm elections, but we’re excited to share with you Stephanie’s conversation with a rising figure in youth politics in Indonesia, Michael Victor Sianipar. Michael is a former aide to Ahok during his time as governor of Jakarta, and Michael’s currently a member of PSI or the Indonesian Solidarity Party, one of the newest political parties in Indonesia with a huge youth following.
This is actually the second of a two-part conversation between Stephanie and Michael; in this second episode, Stephanie talks to Michael about about women in politics, specifically female political candidates and the challenges they face in a still predominantly patriarchal environment. They talk about the non-negotiables that create the foundation for political values and beliefs, with Michael sharing PSI’s core values of fighting for diversity and inclusion as well as fighting against corruption. Finally, we wrap up this amazing two-part series with Michael’s highlights and hopes for himself and the future of Indonesian politics.
If you haven’t listened to Part 1, you can listen to it here!
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