The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Professor to Discuss Ohio State’s 50-year Engagement with Indonesia

December 22, 2020

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populated country and most populated Muslim country but is not well known in the United States. Adrian Rodgers, PhD, The Ohio State University at Newark associate professor of teaching and learning will discuss The Ohio State University’s 50 years of engagement with Indonesia, ways to think about international engagement, career opportunities and how to explore the world at an upcoming Faculty Talks Outside the Box lecture on Thursday, January 14 at 12:45 p.m. on Zoom.

“Indonesia is little known in the U.S. even though we wear things from there every day. Indonesian people are a lot like Americans with a similar sense of humor, resilience and self-reliance. My goal is to support building bridges between the people of both countries through teaching, research and service,” said Rodgers.

He has traveled to Indonesia over 45 times, taught courses for Indonesian and U.S. students in Indonesia, and collaborated with Indonesian faculty on publications. In 2018, Rodgers led Ohio State students from both the Columbus and Newark campuses through the Indonesia: First Education Experience Program a three-and-a-half-week immersive trip investigating the Indonesian education system and culture.

Registration for the talk is required. Register at If accommodations are needed for this event, please contact Connie Zang at by January 1, 2020. The university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community and answer questions. All talks are free and open to the public.

Photo caption: Indonesian student and teachers along with Ohio State students and faculty pose for a photo.

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