Juwono Sudarsono

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Juwono Sudarsono

Juwono Sudarsono (born Banjar Ciamis, West Java; 5 March 1942) is the author of well-respected works on political science and international relations. He was educated at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta (B.A., M.S.); The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands; the University of California, Berkeley, USA (M.A.) ; and the London School of Economics, UK (Ph.D.). He is currently an Emeritus Professor of the University of Indonesia.

He is the son of the late Dr. Sudarsono, who was Minister of Home Affairs and Minister for Social Affairs in late 1940s (Sjahrir II Cabinet). He served as head of the department of International Relations and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (1985-1994) and taught at The School of Public and International Affairs, Columbia University, New York City in 1986-87.

In public service, Juwono Sudarsono has served as Vice Governor of The National Defence College (Lemhannas), 1995-1998; Minister of State for the Environment under President Suharto, 1998; Minister of Education and Culture under President B.J. Habibie, 1998-1999; Minister of Defence under President Abdurrahman Wahid (the first civilian to occupy this position in 50 years), 1999-2000; Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Megawati Soekarnoputri, 2003-2004; and Minister for Defence under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 2004-2009.

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Preceded by
Matori Abdul Djalil
Minister of Defence, Indonesia
2004–2009
Succeeded by
Purnomo Yusgiantoro
Preceded by
Wiranto
Minister of Defence, Indonesia
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Mahfud MD