Dr Ahmad Habir

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+62 813 1631 0855
+62 21 315 5712
  • ABOUT

Name: Dr. Ahmad (Derry) Habir

Phone: +62 813 1631 0855

Email: A.Habir@adfa.edu.au

Email: adhabir@yahoo.com

 Professional Background

Ahmad D. Habir (Derry) is curently a Senior Fellow at Strategic Asia Indonesia. After completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s in the USA, he returned to Indonesia in 1976 and began a management career in multinationals. He took a detour into management education in 1984 when he was a founding faculty member of the Indonesian Institute for Management Development (now IPMI International Businesss School).  That began a long term engagement with tertiary education in Indonesia. He has held a number of senior administrative positions at IPMI including acting executive director in 2002.  In 1997, he completed his PhD in Political Science from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra in 1997. In 2007-2009 , Derry was Dean of the Management Faculty of Swiss German University  and in 2013-2014, Research Director at the School of Government and Public Policy (Indonesia).  He was also Senior Adviser on governance for the United Nations Support Facility on Indonesian Recovery (UNSFIR)  in 2003-2004.

Research Interests:

 His current research interests include politics and business, economic and resource nationalism, sustainable development, and international relations. 

Publications include:

  • Indonesia’s Ascent: Power, Leadership and the Regional Order, Palgrave MacMillan, (co-edited, 2015)
  • “Resource Nationalism and Constitutional Jihad” in Southeast Asian Affairs 2013, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2013
  • ‘Governance in Indonesia: developing search strategies’ in ed. Nicholas Tarling, Corruption and Good Governance in Asia, Routledge, UK, 2005, pp. 198-213.    
  • Governance and Privatisation in Indonesia, Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, University of Sydney and Indonesian Institute for Management Development (IPMI) (co-edited, 2002)
  • ‘Conglomerates: All in the Family?’ in Donald K. Emmerson (ed.)  Indonesia Beyond Suharto, The Asia Society, M.E. Sharpe, New York, 1999.