Dinna Prapto Raharja, Ph.D

About Dinna

Dr. Dinna earned Doctor of Philosophy (2007) and Master of Arts (2005) from the Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University (USA) with major in comparative politics and minor in international political economy. Her dissertation was about Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore’s  governing of social security after the Asian Financial Crisis 1997. Her undergraduate degree is in International Relations (1999) from the Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia. For completion of her MA and Ph.D, she earned the competitive quarterly-evaluated scholarship from the Ohio State University as Teaching Associate. She received various research grants and fellowships, among others: the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship, Sigma Xi, Research Fellowship from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Jakarta Research Fellowship from Institute for South East Asian Studies in Singapore, Research Fellow from CSIS Jakarta, Research Fellow from Department of Political Science University of Philippines Diliman (for dissertation fieldwork 2005 – 2007), Indonesian Project Research Fellow at Australian National University (2014), Nossal Institute at University of Melbourne & Knowledge Sector Reform-AUSAID (2014), World Health Organization (2019-2021).

Dr. Dinna joined Binus University in March 2017. She is active in sharing and teaching diplomats, government officials and military officers in Indonesia and beyond on strategic international affairs and public policy, also writing the page-one Wednesday column at Sindo Newspaper and the op-eds of the Jakarta Post, Bangkok Post, Kompas Daily, and more. She was appointed Chair of Healthcare and Employment Working Group of Tim Transisi (Transition Team) of President Joko Widodo – Vice President Jusuf Kalla (Aug – Oct 2014), Indonesia’s Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (2016-2018), Member of Selection Panel for the Indonesian Council of National Social Security DJSN with appointment from President Joko Widodo (April – Oct 2019).

Research Interests

Her research interest includes: comparative politics of democracy, equity in social protection (healthcare and employment benefits), comparative human rights, regional political economic integration in ASEAN.

Current Research:

  1. Irene Hadiprayitno & Dinna Prapto Raharja, “Consensus and Human Rights Politics: The Case of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights” in Human Rights at Risk: Rethinking International Institutions, American Power, and the Future of Dignity by Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr and Irene Hadiprayitno (eds.). (in the process of publishing at Rutgers University Press 2020).
  2. Dinna Prapto Raharja & Irene Hadiprayitno, The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR): Insights to ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism. In the process of book writing and will be published at Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Dinna Wisnu,”Finding Human Rights Consensus: Indonesia as Constructive Force in AICHR” In the process of publishing at journal Intellectual Discourse (scopus Q2).
  4. Dinna Prapto Raharja, Fransiscus S Joyoadisumarta & Retna Hanani, “Making National Health Insurance Responsive to Citizens: Case of Indonesia 2014-2020”, funding from World Health Organization, ongoing research (2019-2021).
  5. Dinna Prapto Raharja, “Democracy and Inclusiveness: Reflection from Bali Civil Society and Media Forum 2019” as editor in the process of publishing with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Jakarta.

Publications (among others):

Wisnu, Dinna. 2019. Populism, Identity Politics and Erosion of Democracy. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Jakarta. ISBN 978-602-8866-25-5. http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/indonesien/15936.pdf

Wisnu, Dinna. 2015. Forgotten People: Poverty, Risk and Social Security in Indonesia: the Case of the Madurese. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 51(2): 310-312. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00074918.2015.1061923

Wisnu, Dinna, Faisal Basri & Gatot Arya Putra. 2015. Ambitious but Inadequate: Social Welfare Policies under Yudhoyono. In The Yudhoyono Presidency by Edward Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner and Dirk Tomsa. ISEAS: Singapore. https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/2067

Wisnu, Dinna. 2012. Politik Sistem Jaminan Sosial. PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama: Jakarta. https://ebooks.gramedia.com/books/politik-sistem-jaminan-sosial

Wisnu, Dinna. 2007. Governing Social Security: economic crisis and reform in Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. Dissertation, the Ohio State University. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!etd.send_file?accession=osu1179867530&disposition=inline

Wisnu, Dinna. 2013. Why ASEAN Could Stay Strong. Journal of Asian Studies 1 (1): 15-24. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Why-ASEAN-Could-Stay-Strong-Wisnu/3cb0beb09b0108d477f9d484bc9e563e49ea9dc

Wisnu, Dinna. 2011. Governing Insecurity in Indonesia and Philippines: The Politics of Social Protection Reform.  Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies & Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University.