November 19, 2018

Dr. Arif Havas Oegroseno in Hamburg

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, City Hall of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: H.E. Ambassador Dr Arif Havas Oegroseno who leads the Indonesian Embassy in Berlin since 8 May 2018 paid a courtesy visit to Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr. Peter Tschentscher.
For the Indonesian head of mission, Hamburg has a particular relevance, for it is seat to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Previous to his ambassadorship to Germany, he was Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs. In the latter capacity Dr. Havas Oegroseno served as President of the 20th Meeting of the 162 State Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (SPLOS).
Before his vice-ministerial position, he was the Indonesian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, Head of Mission to the European Union and the World Custom Union from September 2010 to January 2015. Likewise he worked vis-à-vis NATO on maritime security issues. A career diplomat and an expert in international law of the sea, he has served in the Indonesian foreign service for over 25 years since 1986. He was born in Semarang, Indonesia. Dr Havas Oegroseno is married to Sartika Oegroseno, and sired two children.
Ambassador Oegroseno graduated LLM from Harvard Law School in 1992 and SH (Bachelor of Law) from the Faculty of Law, Diponegoro University, Indonesia in 1986. He majored in international public law. Ambassador Oegroseno attended junior (1987), mid-level (1999), senior (2003) foreign service training at the Center for Education and Training of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia; the Australian Foreign Service Course (1988); and the international trade course of the World Bank-Harvard Institute for International Development in Colorado (1990). He participated in the Executive Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (2007) and on Boundary Making at the International Boundary Research Unit (IBRU) of Durham University (2006).
He has given lectures in various Indonesian and foreign universities such as the Australian National University, Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, Bilgi University in Istanbul, and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Moreover he has lectured at the Rhodes Academy of International Law of the Sea in Greece, the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta, the Center for Ocean Law and Policy of the Virginia University in the US, as well as the Center for International Law of the National University of Singapore.
For further information: 
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Federal Republic of Germany: https://www.kemlu.go.id/berlin/en/tentang-perwakilan/pejabat-dan-staff.aspx

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