Astrid Susanto

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Prof. Dr. Maria Antonia Astrid Sunarti Susanto (also known as Astrid Susanto-Sunario) -- deputy chairwoman of Commission I of the Indonesian legislature, the People's Representative Council—was born 4 January 1936 in Makassar, South Celebes (now South Sulawesi), Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and died on 13 April 2006 in Jakarta.[1] She was also a professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of Indonesia.

Dr. Susanto received her M. Phil. at the University of Münster, then-West Germany, in 1960 and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications at the Free University of Berlin in 1964.


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Dr. Susanto was the second daughter of Prof. Mr. Soenario, S.H. (1902–1997), a former Indonesian minister of foreign affairs, and Dina Maria Geraldine Maranta (nêe Pantouw) Soenario[2][3] (?-1995). Her husband was Ir. Bambang Susanto. She was survived by two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren.

Dr. Susanto's older sister is Prof. Dr. Sunaryati Hartono, vice-chairman of the National Ombudsman Commission of Indonesia. Another sister, Sunardien, is an economist. Her youngest sister, Wuryastuti Sunario, is managing director of the Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board. A younger brother, Irawan Sunario, lives in Jakarta.


  • The Mass Communication System in Indonesia (1974) ASIN B0006XEDWM
  • (With Simeon Itlay, Benny Hilapok, Nico Aso-Iokobal, Herman Peters and Frans Lieshout) Kebudayaan Jayawijaya dalam pembangunan bangsa (Culture of Kabupaten Jayawijaya with modernization process and traditional value system; papers of a seminar) (1993) ISBN 979-416-254-X
  • Pembangunan masyarakat pedesaan: Suatu telaah analitis masyarakat Wamena, Irian Jaya (Study on socio-culture of Dani and Baliem ethnic groups in the context of rural community development in Wamena, Irian Jaya Province) (1994) ISBN 979-416-268-X
  • Masyarakat Indonesia memasuki abad ke dua puluh satu (Social, political, and cultural conditions of Indonesia in the 21st century) (1999) ISBN 979-8439-02-3

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Ensiklopedi Tokoh Indonesia entry on Astrid Susanto
  2. ^ Apa dan Siapa - SOENARIO Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ PT Citra Aditya Bakti article on Prof. Dr. C.F.G. Sunaryati Hartono, S.H.