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Sunrise at Borobudur

  Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia is a hidden jewel, the seat of Borobudur, the oldest Buddhist temple in the world. I was there two weeks ago at 5 AM,…

A Great Russian-Ukrainian-Indonesian Debate!

Great Cold War debates happen in the most unlikely of places.  West Java, Indonesia, March 26.  Today I’m invited to a very dressy event.  A Russian Ambassador to Indonesia along with…

To be a Fashion Plate, Wear the Hijab

It’s been three weeks so chock full of Indonesian experience.  Each day new lectures, close encounters with medical and comm students, children, security guards, cooks, geophysicists, random athletes and mop-haired…

From Jakarta to Bandung to Jatinagor

March 4 2015:   First jet lagged impressions… It’s been quite a trip to Bandung, Indonesia: a 24 hour unexpected furlough in Japan, arrival at midnight in Jakarta, strange languages,…

Seeing Raptors for the First Time (with Avery)

When sparks go flying, When raptors fall with injured wings, When little girls reach out beyond the frame to crows and ravens, singing; a chirp and caw of destiny evermore,…

Data Center Operators Take Chances with Floods

by Arielle Emmett Given the dire warnings about climate change, some business leaders and IT professionals are pondering this question: How should data center managers handle the crop of so-called…

Chungking Mansions (student video)

Village Democracy Spreads the Wealth

A 2012 article on studies of village democracy in China, published in the popular China blog, ChinaGeeks: by Arielle Emmett (aemmettphd@gmail.com) Last December’s spectacular ten-day confrontation between Wukan villagers and…

Arielle Emmett wins Fulbright Specialty Grant to Develop Online Visual Journalism in Indonesia

Washington, D.C., September 2014.  Arielle S Emmett, Ph.D. has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and journalism at University Padjadjaran, West Java Indonesia for spring 2015. As…

What I Meant to Tell you about Mongolia

What I Meant to Tell You About Mongolia Hello friends and family– Chapter 1: Mongolia. After waiting in Beijing Capital Airport October 1 for 18 hours for a flight to…