Burhan Djabir Magenda, M.A, Ph.D., Prof.

Burhan Djabir Magenda, M.A, Ph.D., Prof.

Burhan D. Magenda is Professor of Political Science at Universitas Indonesia. He obtained his PhD from Cornell University, USA in Political Government: Southeast Asian Studies and Regional Planning in 1981. He has become a lecturer in Universitas Indonesia since 1980. He was a Rector of National University, Jakarta in 1993 then started his career as a member of parliament in Indonesian Legislative Assembly from 1997 to 2004. He was a journalist in several newspapers, such as Harian KAMI Jakarta in1966-1974 and Harian ’45 Jakarta in 1978-1979

Research interests

  • Nationalism and conflict resolution,
  • Local politics,
  • Identity politics,
  • Foreign policy and national security


Ethnic and Social Class in Indonesian Local Politics: Case Study East Kalimantan, Yogyakarta: LKIS, 2009

The Decline of Commercial Aristocracy: East Kalimantan, Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, 1991