The third consecutive milestone Guest Lecture Series between KDU and RIDU
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and the Republic of Indonesia Defense University (RIDU) held their third virtual guest lecture on June 30, 2022. The guest lecture on Indonesia’s Role in ASEAN and contemporary challenges was delivered by Dr. Fauzia Gustarina Cempaka Timur of RIDU. Throughout her lecture, Dr. Fauzia focused on Indonesia’s role in ASEAN, contemporary challenges in ASEAN and Indonesia’s way forward towards the ASEAN. The RIDU panel was headed by the Dean of the Faculty of Defence Strategy – Major General Dr Priyanto and the Dean of the Faculty of Defence Strategy – Vice Admiral Dr. Ir. Agus Adriyanto, Indonesian Navy.
The audience consisted of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies – Brigadier R G U Rajapakshe, Dean of the Faculty of Defence & Strategic Studies (FDSS) at KDU – Colonel Pradeep Ratnayake, Head of the Department of Strategic Studies – Dr. Harinda Vidanage, and the academic and military staff from the Faculty of Defence & Strategic Studies as well as the intake 38 and 39 students of the BSc degree programme in Strategic Studies & International Relations. The discussion was moderated by FDSS Senior Lecturer – Ms. D.G. Niruka Sanjeewani from the Department of Strategic Studies, KDU.