Public Lecture and Aldera Book Review at Udayana University, Pius Lustrilanang Invites Students to Remember the Struggle for Reform

Jimbaran - Udayana University (Unud) held a Public Lecture and Discussion on Aldera's Book Review on Friday (6/1/2023) at the Widyasabha Building, Bukit Campus, Jimbaran. Present at the event Dr. Pius Lustrilanang, S.IP., M.Sc., CFRA, CSFA., Member VI of BPK RI as the keynote speaker. This activity began with a book review by two speakers namely Prof. Dr. Drs. I Gusti Putu Bagus Suka Arjawa, M.Si (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Unud) and Dr. Urged Putu Dewi Kasih, SH., M.Hum (Faculty of Law Unud) and as moderator Ni Made Sri Permana Dewi (Kompas TV Bali).

Rector of Unud Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng., IPU.said, this public lecture and discussion of Aldera's book review was the first event held by Udayana University after the 2023 New Year celebration. According to him, this activity was very special because it was attended directly by one of the important figures who in this book namely, Dr. Pius Lustrilanang S.IP., M.Sc., CFRA, CSFA.

ALDERA (People's Democratic Alliance) is "Portrait of the 1993-1999 Youth Political Movement" which contains portraits of the student movement in 1998, where this moment was one of the milestones in the history of the Indonesian nation's journey. This book tells the dynamics of youth at that time and is the history and spirit of the youth movement that contributed to pushing for the 1998 reform.

In this book, dr. Pius Lustrilanang along with other 98 activists and their struggles should be known to the wider community, especially younger students because they can open their horizons and treasures of knowledge and can also motivate younger siblings on how to manage and organize the student movement to achieve goals.

This book also reveals the persistence of an activist Pius Lustrilanang in fighting for his idealism during the New Order era. "His presence in person today makes this discussion even more interesting, especially for the Udayana University academic community who have ideals and a fighting spirit like him," he said.

This book discussion and discussion activity is also one of the means that can maintain the academic climate in the higher education environment. Through this scientific forum, the academic community has space to interact with each other in optimizing learning in tertiary institutions, especially those related to knowledge about the situation of human rights (HAM) and politics in one of the government regimes in Indonesia.

Thus, the academic community has the opportunity to maximize their potential by exploring knowledge and information, through discussion sessions and book talks. He hoped that by holding a public lecture and discussing this book review, the participants who attended would get new information and knowledge that had never been known before and could later be used for the good and development of Udayana University in a better direction.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Pius Lustrilanang, S.IP., M.Sc., CFRA., CSFA. said, from the book, he hopes students can learn history that this reform was the result of the struggles of students in their time and he hopes students can also be inspired to always be critical against power and continue to maintain the reforms that have been rolling for 25 years. The next step, he will organize public lectures and book reviews to as many campuses in Indonesia as possible and so far 12 cities have held public lectures and book reviews.

This activity ended with tree planting by Member VI of BPK RI, Pius Lustrilanang in front of the Widya Sabha Auditorium Building, Udayana University, Jimbaran Campus.