Ang Zen

My name is Zezen Zaenal Mutaqin (Ang Zen), born in Kuningan, West Java, March 1981. I completed my junior and senior high school at pondok pesantren (Darul Ulum Karangtawang and MAKN Darussalam Ciamis Islamic boarding school) in Java–and I am proud of being santri. I finished my LL.B in Shari’a law at the State Islamic University (UIN Jakarta) in 2006. From 2003 to 2009 I worked for the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) before moved to Melbourne Law School for my LL.M (graduated in 2011). Thanks to Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) and my university in Jakarta for this opportunity. Participated in the Summerschool at Law School, the University of Utrecht on International Criminal Law Procedure and Human Right and Research Fellow at Leiden University in 2011. Worked for ICRC Jakarta from 2012 to 2016. Now I am doing my SJD (Ph.D. in Law) at UCLA Law School sponsored by LPDP Indonesia.  Currently, I am a lecturer at the State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta.

I can be reached at  zenzaenal@gmail.com or zmutaqin14@gmail.com

Academic History

  1. Research Fellow Leiden University (2011)
  2. Upgrading Courses International Criminal Law Procedure and Human Rights Utrecht, Hosted by Utrecht University-  Washington University in St. Lois-Case Western University Ohio (Jul 2011)
  3. Melbourne University, Law School, LL.M (Dec 2010)
  4. The State Islamic University completed 2006 Undergraduate (S1) Islamic Law
  5. MAKN Darussalam Ciamis, West Java, completed 1999, Senior high school

Scholastic Distinctions/Honors you have received

The best graduate students, the Department of Comparative Law, Faculty of Shari’a and Law, the Stat Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta 2006

Professional History

  1. Assistant to the Regional Advisor for Humanitarian Affairs (ICRC)  (now)
  2. ICRC Jakarta (Consultant) (2012)
  3. Lecturer at UIN Jakarta (Now)
  4. Researcher at Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI, Indonesia Survey Institute)(2003-2007)
  5. Staff researcher at Lembaga Penelitian UIN Jakarta (2006)
  6. Associate researcher LSAF Jakarta (2006)

Social and Community Involvement

  1. President of the University of Melbourne AusAid Club (UMAC) 2010
  2. General secretary of the Institute of Training Management, Central Board of the Association of Islamic University Student (PB HMI) (2006-2007)
  3. Head of politics and law department the Association of West Java University Student-GEMA Jabar (2006-2008)
  4. Editorial Staff of Warta Magazine of GEMA JABAR (West Java Civil Society Association) (2004-2005)
  5. Coordinator of FORMACI (Ciputat Student Forum) (2004-2005)

Articles/Books

  1. Memahami Operasi ISIS di Marawi (Understanding ISIS Operation in Marawi—Mindanao), Gatra Weekly Magazine, edition 1-7 June 2017.
  2. Negative Sovereignty and Positive Sovereignty (Why the Great Power Invades Outlaw States), Canterbury Amicus Curiae Law Journal, Vol 1, No 4, 44-61 (2017)
  3. The Strong State and Pancasila: Reflecting Human Rights in the Indonesian Democracy, Indonesian Journal of Constitutional Review Vol 2 No 2 (2016)
  4. Book: Islam dan Urusan Kemanusiaan: Konflik, Perdamaian dan Filantropi (Islam and Humanitarian Affairs: Conflict, Peace and Philanthropy), Serambi, Jakarta (2015)
  5. Penghayat, Orthodoxy and the legal politics of the state: the survival of Agama Djawa Sunda in Indonesia. Indonesia and the Malay World Vol 42 No. 122, 2014
  6. What is Islamic Humanitarianism? An Indonesian experience, Korean Journal of Humanitarian Law, Vol 33 2013
  7. Bintang Di Atas Alhambra, Masa depan adalah setiap impian yang dimenangkan. A novel published by Bentang Pustaka (December 2013)
  8. Indonesian Customary Law and European Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis on Adat Law, Journal Of East Asia and International Law (4) 2, 2011
  9. Model Sekularisme untuk Indonesia, Newspaper (Koran Tempo) 2007
  10. Reformasi dan Kesejahteraan Ekonomi, Newspaper (REPUBLIKA) 2007
  11. Survei dan Demokrasi Newspaper (REPUBLIKA) 2007
  12. Catatan tentang “Thick Description” Clifford Geertz, Presented paper 2007
  13. Demokrasi: antara Kapitalisme dan Sosialisme, Journal 2007
  14. Mencermati Munculnya “Partai Janus”, Newspaper (KOMPAS) 2006
  15. Alquran dan Spirit Kebudayaan Modern, Newspaper (REPUBLIKA) 2006
  16. Catatan Tentang Tuhid dan Kebebasan, Training module’s book 2006
  17. Pemikiran Khaled Abou El Fadl tentangyang Otoritatif dan Otoriter dalam Hukum Isla, Undergraduate Thesis, 2006
  18. Meremajakan HMI, Newspaper (REPUBLIKA), 2005
  19. Globalisasi VS Anti-Globalisasi, Book chapter, 2005
  20. Yang Otoritatif dan Yang Otoriter dalam Hukum Islam, UIN student Journal, 2005
  21. Seharusnya Aku Bukan HMI, Article Bulletin, 2005
  22. Menyegarkan Kembali Ijtihad, Newspaper (JAWA POS), 2003

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6 Replies to “Ang Zen”

  1. Salam kenal dari alumni darussalam juga (lulus 1992) yang juga senegeri di luar negeri sama ente sekarang. alus pisan blogna.

  2. salam hormat!
    Saya Yoli Hemdi, wartawan majalah Paras, Jakarta.
    Senang sekali membaca pengalaman Anda,
    saya ada rencana kuliah ke Melbourne…
    Apakah saudara masih disana?
    Bolehkah saya tanya-tanya?
    Terima kasih dan sukses selalu…

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