On March 1st, 2017, International Office and Partnership (IOP) Universitas Airlangga organized the Public Lecture by Joseph R. Donovan JR. He was just assigned as the United States of America Ambassador for Republic of Indonesia on November 4, 2016.
The topic of Public Lecture was a global challenges in education has been mentioned as the focus of American nowadays, especially for the higher education. He is grateful knowing that many Indonesian students keep coming to America for studying, attending conferences, and seminar. YSEALI for example, the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia, so Indonesia is included. YSEALI offers various programs and engagements, including U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, as well as provides chances for regional exchanges. Additionally, he stated that YSEALI program is good for the American and Indonesia Partneship. He expects that the students of Universitas Airlangga will be interested in joining YSEALI programs and visiting United States.
As the conclusion of his speech, he stated that American learn much from Indonesia, about the culture, tolerance, manner, and so on in particular. He said, the diversity teaches us a lot.