Global challenges become a very challenging phenomenon for the local wisdom in every country. High commitment and optimistic perspectives from countries are needed to prepare themselves in facing all aspects of the global challenges. Aspects of global challenges for these countries include the economic, social, cultural, political, legal, educational, technological and security defense aspects. The ability of countries to face global challenges in several aspects is also a benchmark for countries to be able to compete in a global level. Local wisdom owned by these countries can also be used as a basis for strengthening the country in order to become the country’s competitiveness to participate in competition at the global level.
Tidar International Conference (TIC) proceeding has been published. This conference has brought many academics, researchers, college students, and practitioners who are sharing their progressive thougth about local wisdom in facing global challenges. The theme of TIC was “Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends”, with various sub-themes including: Bureaucracy Roles in Accelerating the Creative Economy, Marginalized Societies, Ethical Issues in Digital Era, Communication of Urban Society, Empowerment and Digital Activism, Indigenous Public Administration, When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for Optimistic Future of Public Service Leaders, Collaborative Governance Towards Global Megatrends, Strategic Disaster Management, Tourism Policy and Management, Artificial Intelligence and Future of Government, Developing Participatory and Responsive Legal Policy, Omnibus Law: the Opportunities and Challenges of Simplifying Legal Product, Legal Aspect on Digital and Creative Economy Era, and Legal Protection of Vulnerable Group and Disabilities.
Great honour to say thank you to our keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum from Diponegoro University, Indonesia. Our guest speakers Prof. Yinghue Chen, Ph.D from Asia University, Taiwan, Prof. Ritthikorn Siriprasertchock, Ph.D from Burapha University, Thailand, and Dr. Rizal Abdul Hamid from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Our invited audience Ir. H. Sigit Widyonindito as Mayor of Magelang, Indonesia, Rector of Tidar University, Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Science, Tidar University, and our dear colleague.
Through this highly valuable forum, we do hope many insights and enlightenment from the speaker and all participants for a better advancing local wisdom towards global megatrends. We also expect that the future Tidar International Conference will be as successful and stimulating, as indicated by the contributions presented in this volume.