Ignatius Randy Kasasih is a foreign service officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2016, he will be enrolling in the Master of Arts program at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), concentrating in both international economics as well as global history and theory. Joining the Ministry in 2014, he has been assigned in the South Pacific desk in the Directorate of Asia Pacific and African Intra-regional Cooperation. During which, he supports streamlining Indonesia’s engagement in the Pacific Islands Forum, the Southwest Pacific Dialogue and the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
He was awarded the best graduate of the class of 2014 upon the completion of his diplomatic training. He completed his diplomatic internship in Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, where he conducted his research on aligning Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum and China’s Maritime Silk Road. Ignatius Randy graduated in 2013 from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR) Bandung, majoring in international relations and specializing in maritime security. During his study in UNPAR, he was elected President of the Students Study Group for Analyzing International Affairs (KSMPMI) and lead the student-runned think-tank in 2011 – 2012, as well as other ASEAN student organization. Prior to officially joining the Ministry, he was an intern staff at the Security desk of the Directorate of ASEAN Political Security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.