Posted by: Hendra Siry | 24 February, 2017

Mengajar dan Meneliti Asia Tenggara

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Pemahaman mengenai Asia Tenggara tidak beranjak dari melihat kawasan ini sebagai obyek yang bisa dikendalikan atau diekspolitasi, bukan sebagai subyek yang independen dan memiliki kontrol atas dirinya sendiri. Mempelajari Asia Tenggara sebagai bangun pengetahuan tentunya menjadi menarik baik bagi akademisi, praktisi, jurnalis, dan individu independen dari berbagai disiplin ilmu. Kami mengundangmu untuk belajar dan mengkaji Asia Tenggara lebih dalam. Daftarkan dirimu sekarang!

Kegiatan

Pelatihan, kuliah intensif dari ahli Asia Tenggara dalam lima bidang kajian: 

Epistemologi Asia Tenggara

Metodologi Penelitian Asia Tenggara

Perbandingan Politik Asia Tenggara

Ekonomi dan Kesejahteraan Sosial di Asia Tenggara

Perkembangan Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi di Asia Tenggara

Lokakarya, presentasi tulisan terbaikmu tentang Asia Tenggara dalam tiga topik utama

Dinamika Ekonomi, Sosial dan Politik

Perkembangan Teknologi Informasi

Ekonomi dan Kesejahteraan Sosial

Syarat dan Ketentuan Peserta

Perwakilan Organisasi / Lembaga / Institusi dan menyertakan surat rekomendasi dari atasan

Memiliki pengalaman meneliti minimal 1 tahun

Memiliki ketertarikan terhadap kajian kawasan Asia Tenggara

Mengirimkan abstrak penelitian sesuai dengan kluster, maksimal 250 kata

Terbuka bagi seluruh disiplin ilmu

Berkomitmen untuk mengikuti seluruh rangkaian kegiatan hingga selesai

Transportasi dan akomodasi selama kegiatan ditanggung oleh peserta

Pendaftaran : bit.ly/pendaftaranmmat2017

(paling lambat tanggal 8 April 2017)
Informasi lebih lanjut dapat mengunjungi http://pssat.ugm.ac.id/program/workshops/mmat/mmat2017/

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Posted by: Hendra Siry | 22 February, 2017

CSEAS Fellowship for Visiting Research Scholars 2017-2018

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.
Since 1963, more than three hundred distinguished scholars have visited the Center for periods ranging from six months to one year. They have availed themselves of the Center’s considerable scholarly resources and the invigorating atmosphere of scenic Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan and the main repository of the country’s cultural treasures, to pursue their interests in Southeast Asian area studies. The Center’s multi-disciplinary character and the diverse research interests of its faculty offer visiting research scholars an ideal opportunity for the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of comparative perspectives.
Seven fellowships will be awarded for 2017-2018 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.
Successful applicants will receive an appropriate stipend to cover international travel and living expenses in Kyoto. Research funds will be provided to facilitate his/her work. Funds will also be allocated for domestic travel, subject to government regulations. Visiting Research Scholars are considered as employees of Kyoto University and are therefore subject to some of the University’s regulations. They will be expected to reside in Kyoto for the duration of their fellowship. They are expected to deliver a public lecture during their term at the Center and participate in conferences and other academic activities within Japan as representatives of the CSEAS. They are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Center’s journal, Southeast Asian Studies, the online journal Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, and other in-house publications, and contribute to expanding the CSEAS’ global alumni network.
 

Fellowships

Seven fellowships, including one librarian position, will become available on the following dates:
1) October 1, 2017

2) December 1, 2017

3) January 9, 2018 (librarian)

4) February 1, 2018

5) April 1, 2018

6) May 1, 2018
 

Eligibility
Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment; those over 65 may be considered only if they are outstanding. This fellowship is not available to individuals currently pursuing graduate degrees or post-doctoral studies. Only experienced librarians are eligible to apply for the library position. Scholars who have previously held CSEAS fellowships must wait six years after the completion of their fellowships before reapplying.
 

Application Procedure
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application via e-mail. Email applications must have the following attached documents (A4 size in PDF or MS word format):
a) a completed application form (can be downloaded from here)

b) a curriculum vitae (not exceeding 5 pages, must include research experience and a list of main publications)

c) two referees
Applicants must also contact their respective referees and request them to send their letters of recommendations to CSEAS via email. The letter should be written in their institution’s letterhead.
Email applications and letters of recommendations must be sent to this address: grants@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp
(Important note: please put “CSEAS fellowship” as the subject or title of the email message, otherwise your message will not reach us).
Applicants with no access to email may write to CSEAS to ask for an application form. They must then submit the above forms, as well as ask their referees to send their sealed letters of recommendation directly to:
General Affairs Section

Attention: CSEAS Fellowship

Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University

46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. Application materials will not be returned.
 

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2017-2018 fellowships must reach us no later than March 31, 2017 regardless of the postmarked date. We regret that we cannot entertain individual queries or follow-ups about the results of selection by email, fax, or telephone. Applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of June 2017.
For more information and for updates, please see our website. (http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/)

Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for Indonesians to gain an internationally recognised master or doctoral qualification from an Australian university and have the chance to pursue a career that makes a difference.
The best and the brightest candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities, English skills and their potential to contribute to development in Indonesia.

The scholarship recipients will have the chance to study and experience life in Australia, to gain the skills and knowledge to drive economic and social development in Indonesia, and to build people-to-people links with Australian.
For more information about the scholarships, please visit http://australiaawardsindonesia.org/content/12/long-term-awards

All applicants are required to apply online at: https://oasis.dfat.gov.au
When applying online, all essential supporting documents must be uploaded on OASIS to meet the specific requirements for Indonesia (Long Term Awards Brochure)

We advise applicants submitting online to do so well before the closing date. The online application facility (OASIS) experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

Applicants who apply online (through OASIS) must also complete an additional online form – “the additional information for online application form” at the following link: https://australiaawardsindonesia.smartygrants.com.au/Intake2018
Informasi lebih lanjut: http://australiaawardsindonesia.org/news/detail/49/applications-for-australia-awards-postgraduate-scholarships-are-now-open

Posted by: Hendra Siry | 31 January, 2017

The Climate, Disaster and Development Journal (CDDJ)

The Climate, Disaster and Development Journal (CDDJ), an open access platform for peer-reviewed papers, released a new article on “Simulating Impacts of El Niño and Climate Change on Corn Yield in Isabela, Philippines”: https://doi.org/10.18783/cddj.v002.i01.a04

 

Some of the key highlights include:

 

  • Crop simulations showed 7% to 13% reductions in growing cycles and 17% to 41% reductions in mean yields.
  • The 11% to 13% reductions in wet yields were due to effects of rising temperatures than carbon dioxide fertilization impacts.
  • Projected rainfall patterns showed wet months becoming wetter and dry months becoming drier.
  • The length of growing seasons will be reduced from 11 months to 8 to 9 months.
  • Advancing planting dates and improving irrigation access can help mitigate heat and water stress from climate change.

 

Feel free to disseminate this announcement to your peers and networks. The full issue (Vol2, Issue1) will be released soon.

 

If you are interested to submit a manuscript, join CDDJ pool of reviewers or just subscribe to regular updates, register online here: https://www.cddjournal.org

Posted by: Hendra Siry | 31 January, 2017

G20 – Workshop on Marine Litter

 

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety organizes a

 

G20 – Workshop on Marine Litter

 

Hamburg, March 7 – 8, 2017

 

Marine litter is broadly recognized as a critical problem the world’s oceans are facing. Entanglement of and ingestion by wildlife are the most visible implications of marine litter. The quantity of litter entering the oceans has caused – and presumably will remain causing for an unpredictable period of time – serious problems for ecosystem function and the socio-economic environment, respectively.It further poses hazard to navigation, and it facilitates the transport of non-indigenous species, as well as pathogens. Combating marine litter implies meeting our responsibility towards future generations. Transformation towards healthier oceans as recently requested through SDG 14 can only be achieved by promoting cooperation through participatory multi-stakeholder processes. Therefore, finding common grounds to enhance acceptance and progress is indispensable and precondition to reach a good environmental status of our seas and oceans for the benefit of all.

 

Global waste inputs into the oceans can be brought down dramatically if states collaboratively achieve reductions. The G20 countries account for just over 80 percent of gross world product, three-quarters of global trade and around two-thirds of the world’s population. Its decisions are influential and help to bring about reform at national and multinational levels. Against this background G20 are the appropriate forum to address the issue of marine litter.

 

Acknowledging commitments taken under various regional seas conventions and programmes, as well as within the G7 Action Plan to Combat Marine Litter, we would like to bring your attention to the first participatory process under the German G20 presidency that aims at finding solutions to reduce the input and distribution of marine litter.

 

The workshop will take place at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg, Seewartenstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg.

 

Meeting time will be from 11 am on Tuesday, March 7 until 4 pm on Wednesday, March 8.

 

Please note: conference language will be English.

 

Participants should get in touch with Ms Heike Imhoff or Ms Judith Neumann (Heike.Imhoff@bmub.bund.de and Judith.Neumann@bmub.bund.de). The official invitation, a tentative agenda, as well as more practical information will follow in due time.

 

Posted by: Hendra Siry | 31 January, 2017

Beasiswa Indonesia Timur Telah Dibuka

Beasiswa Indonesia Timur adalah program beasiswa afirmasi program magister dan doktoral di Perguruan Tinggi Luar Negeri  terbaik  di Negara Amerika Serikat, Jepang, dan Korea Selatan yang khusus diberikan untuk penduduk asli dari Provinsi Maluku Maluku Utara, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Papua, dan Papua Barat.

Beasiswa ini bertujuan untuk menyiapkan sumber daya manusia unggul untuk mendorong kemajuan perekonomian dan kemaritiman di Provinsi sasaran (Maluku, Maluku Utara, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Papua, dan Papua Barat).

Sasaran

Sasaran penerima Beasiswa Indonesia Timur adalah Penduduk Asli Provinsi sasaran yang mempunyai kemampuan akademik, berjiwa kepemimpinan, bersedia untuk kembali ke Provinsi asal setelah studi, dan memenuhi kualifikasi untuk melanjutkan studi program Magister atau Doktoral sesuai dengan kebutuhan masing-masing Provinsi sasaran.

Persyaratan

Persyaratan Umum:
Untuk Pendaftar Beasiswa Program Magister:

  1. Telah menyelesaikan studi Program Sarjana atau Sarjana Terapan;
  2. Berusia maksimal 40 (empat puluh) tahun pada 31 Desember 2017;
  3. Memiliki LoA Unconditional dari Perguruan Tinggi Tujuan;
  4. Dalam hal Pendaftar tidak memiliki LoA Unconditional, Pendaftar wajib memiliki:
  5.  IPK sekurang-kurangnya 3,00 (skala 4,00); dan
  6.  Memiliki sertifikat resmi kemampuan bahasa Inggris dengan ketentuan skor TOEFL ITP® sekurang-kurangnya 400, skor TOEFL iBT sekurang-kurangnya 33, atau skor IELTS sekurang-kurangnya 4,5.
  7. Sanggup menyelesaikan studi Program Magister paling lama 2 (dua) tahun;
  8. Menulis rencana studi sesuai dengan Program Studi Magister pada Perguruan Tinggi Tujuan.

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Posted by: Hendra Siry | 6 October, 2016

Climate Change and Ocean Politics

CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN POLITICS: Call for chapters (revised)
Deadline for expressions of interest: 28 October 2016

 

Climate change will have profound effects on the world’s oceans. Indeed, the impacts are already being felt. The environmental, social and economic consequences will likely be pronounced in coming decades. The impacts of climate change on oceans and seas will also have political implications at all levels – local, national, international and global. Responses to oceanic change will result in winners and losers, and thus will involve politics in all its manifestations. Oceanic change will require politically difficult choices for governments and other actors. 
Scientific literature on the role of oceans and seas in climate change is now extensive. In contrast, the body of literature analyzing the political and policy implications of oceanic change is relatively small. This book project will help to address this imbalance by bringing together research findings from political science and cognate disciplines to examine the political and policy dimensions of climate change for the world’s oceans. Climate Change and Ocean Politics will present a snapshot of the current state of knowledge and research in this vital area. 
Scholars conducting research on the politics and policy of oceanic change are invited to join the project. All chapters should make explicit connections between climate change, oceans or seas, and politics (broadly defined). Examples of topics that could be explored include the following, but this is not an exhaustive list:
Politics of sea-level rise for island and/or coastal states and/or cities

Local politics of coastal erosion due to climate change

Politics of territorial seas amidst climate change

Political economy of sea-level rise

Political impacts and implications of ocean acidification

Politics of Arctic sea routes (e.g., Northwest Passage, Northeast Passage)

Arctic sea routes, trade and/or economic globalization

Regional politics of the Arctic Ocean with waning ice

Growing interest among great powers (e.g., China, Russia, United States) in the Arctic

Russia’s revived military presence in the Arctic due to climate change

American and/or other NATO members’ maritime posture in the far North

Geopolitics and/or political economy of Antarctic resources as climate changes

Climate change and maritime conflict

Food politics in the context of sea-level rise and inundation of agricultural land

Politics of maritime geo-engineering technologies

Politics/political economy of shipping or marine transport with climate change

Politics of seaside/marine tourism with climate change

Ocean politics and climate justice

Politics of marine protected areas amidst climate change

Politics of the Coral Triangle or other coral regions in the context of climate change

National or regional politics of changing fisheries due to climate change

International politics of fisheries management with climate change

Politics of aquaculture with climate change (shellfish farming, shrimp farming, etc.)

Political impacts of storms made worse by climate change

Political effects of changes in El Nino events, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, ocean currents, etc.

Other issues that examine the politics of climate change as it relates to seas and oceans
Please send expressions of interest or chapter proposals/abtracts to the following email address by 28 October 2016: 
pharris@eduhk.hk

 

Full chapter drafts are not due at this time. Scholars who are invited to join the project will have several months to submit completed chapters for full review. Please include your name, affiliation, email address, office postal address and telephone number. Questions about the project are welcome.
For more information, please contact : 

Paul G. Harris

Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, EdUHK

http://www.eduhk.hk/links/paul.g.harris

Posted by: Hendra Siry | 4 October, 2016

Makrifat Pagi dari Kang Yudi

Saudaraku, dalam tradisi besar umat manusia, kita temukan istilah kota (polis, civic, madina) dalam konotasi positif: keberadaban (civility), kemuliaan (nobility), dan keteraturan (order). Penjaga kehidupan kota itu sendiri bernama “polisi” (police), yang masih satu rumpun dengan kata “poli” (polite), yang berarti tertib sosial- santun berkeadaban. 
Menjadi warga kota berarti menjadi manusia beradab. “Menjadi manusia beradab,” ujar Fernand Braudel, “berarti memuliakan tingkah laku, menjadi lebih tertib-taat hukum (civil) dan ramah (sociable).” Max Weber mendefinisikan kota sebagai “suatu tempat yang direncanakan bagi kelompok berbudaya dan rasional.” 

Mendekati konstruksi ideal tentang kota, Jakarta pada mulanya dibangun dengan bayangan seperti itu. Modal awalnya adalah tempat yang lapang dan molek. “Segala hal di Batavia,” puji WA van Rees (1881), “lapang, terbuka, dan elegan.” Tiga abad sebelumnya, Tomé Pires melukiskan tempat ini sebagai, “sebuah pelabuhan yang indah, salah satu yang terbaik di Jawa”. 
Pada 1808, Herman Willem Daendels ditunjuk Pemerintahan Napoleon menjadi Gubernur Jenderal dengan misi, “menjaga Batavia dari serangan Inggris”. Ia tinggalkan Batavia tua di dataran rendah pelabuhan, lantas merancang kota Batavia baru di dataran lebih tinggi bagian selatan. Rancangan kota ini dikerjakan secara sungguh-sungguh, sehingga dinamai Weltevreden (Menteng), artinya ’sungguh memuaskan’, ‘tertata baik’. 
Dengan penataan yang baik dan memuaskan, Batavia sebagai the Queen of the East menjadi Mooi Indie berjiwa kosmopolitan. Meski harus diakui, di sana ada masalah yang imbasnya masih kita warisi. Masalah utamanya diisyaratkan Clifford Geertz dalam The Social History of an Indonesian Town (1965). Dalam desain kota kolonial, ada kesenjangan antara sektor komersial padat modal di tangan orang asing dan sektor subsisten padat karya di tangan penduduk lokal. 
Di sini, terjadi segregasi secara radikal di antara sektor ekonomi, sosial, dan budaya modern dan tradisional. Implikasinya, gejala urbanisasi di Indonesia bukan proses konversi dari desa ke kota melalui perubahan secara gradual dari nilai dan institusi yang ada. 
Sifat kosmopolitanisme yang muncul bukan hasil pencanggihan tradisi parokial dari elemen-elemen utama dalam masyarakat setempat, tetapi merupakan intrusi aneka kelompok asing yang berwatak kosmopolitan ke dalam kepompong lokal. Dengan kata lain, gejala urbanisasi itu datang sebagai tekanan dari luar bukan berkembang secara organik dari dalam. 
Akibatnya, kolonialisme berlalu dengan meninggalkan jejak fisik, tetapi tak mewariskan rasionalitas dan mentalitas kemodernannya. Di sana ada ruang hampa, karena tampilan luar modernitas kita tiru tanpa penguasaan sistem penalarannya. Dibawah gedung-gedung pencakar langit dan apartemen mewah, mentalitas udik bertahan, menjadikan kota bak hutan beton tanpa jiwa. 
Dalam kota hampa seperti itu, pemerintah menyeret warganya untuk melakukan pemujaan terhadap budaya kedangkalan. Rasionalitas birokrasi diruntuhkan lemahnya sistem pelatihan dan perekrutan pegawai yang buruk. 
Situasi ini diperparah oleh berimpitnya penguasaan birokrasi dengan kepentingan penguasa alat-alat produksi (kapitalis), yang menghancurkan perencanaan dan rancang-bangun perkotaan. Yang terwarisi dari kolonial hanya keburuknya, berupa kecenderungan diskriminatif dalam skala yang lebih parah. Meritokrasi dihancurkan oleh penurunan standar ekselensi dan kolusi.   
Di sini, destruksi tidak disebabkan keberlebihan rasionalitas pencerahan dalam pembangunan, seperti dikeluhkan di Barat. Alih-alih, karena kurangnya asupan dan pertimbangan rasionalitas yang membuat mediokritas melanda semua lini kehidupan. 
Banjir, kemacetan, polusi lingkungan, kriminalitas dan keburukan pelayanan publik Jakarta merupakan arus balik manajemen perkotaan yang memuja kedangkalan.Tanpa keberadaban dan penalaran, Jakarta segera berubah dari Queen of the East dalam imaji Belanda menjadi kota “heterogenik” dalam gambaran Lewis Mumford, yang penuh ambiguitas, kekerasan, disintegrasi, anarki, dan tragedi.
Perkembangan ini sangat merisaukan mengingat kedudukan Jakarta sebagai ibukota negara. Sebagai pusat pemerintahan, pusat perekonomian dan pusat rujukan, Jakarta bisa diibaratkan sebagai pusat syaraf kehidupan nasional. Stroke yang menyerang Jakarta akan membawa kelumpuhan ke seluruh jaringan kehidupan. 
Siapa pun yang berani menjadi calon Gubernur Jakarta harus memiliki prasyarat mental yang sepadan dengan masalah yang harus diatasi. Pemimpin dengan jejak rekam yang buruk, tak siap berkeringat dan hanya mencari untung untuk diri sendiri, bagaimana mungkin bisa mengatasi masalah dan melayani warganya. 
Pilkada Jakarta bukanlah pertarungan mempertaruhkan gengsi primordialisme (etnis dan agama), tetapi pertarungan mempertaruhkan kewarasan dan kebaikan hidup bersama. 
(Yudi Latif, Makrifat Pagi)

Posted by: Hendra Siry | 30 September, 2016

Scholarships available for MSc in Carbon Finance

Applications are invited to join the MSc in Carbon Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School, for the academic year commencing in September 2017. 

Scholarships with approaching deadlines:

 

• Chevening Scholarships. Deadline: 8th November 2016. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. More information is available at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/international/other-funding/chevening 

 

• Commonwealth Scholarships. Deadline: 15th November 2016. Commonwealth Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries. More information is available at: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/ 

 

There are also a number of other scholarships available, with further details at: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/msc/carbon-finance/scholarships-funding. For more information on the MSc in Carbon Finance, including on how to apply, see http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/msc/carbon-finance.

 

About the MSc in Carbon Finance

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Following the Paris Agreement both developed and developing countries have increased commitments for addressing climate change, which will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance.

 

Graduates will be equipped for a career in low carbon investment, carbon markets, consulting, or related policy and regulatory roles. The programme includes specialist courses in energy finance, carbon markets, climate science and policy, carbon accounting and low carbon investment, as well as a carbon consulting project and individual dissertation. Courses are taught by leading researchers and practitioners with extensive experience of energy, carbon and financial markets, and students will benefit from interactions with the University of Edinburgh’s other world-leading Masters programmes in Carbon Management and Global Environment and Climate Change Law. The MSc is highly suited to professionals seeking to develop their careers, and to graduates seeking in specialise in this important growth area.

For more information, Please contact : 

Dr. Matthew Brander

Lecturer in Carbon Accounting
 University of Edinburgh Business School

29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS, UK

Tel: +44 131 651 5547; email: Matthew.Brander@ed.ac.uk

http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk

 

Skype: matthew.brander

 

Interested in joining the world’s first MSc in Carbon Finance?

See http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/msc/carbon-finance

Posted by: Hendra Siry | 30 September, 2016

World Climate Week: 9-16th October

From 9 to 16 October, people from all over the world will come together for World Climate Week to build awareness about climate action using simulations on the UN climate talks. Will you join us by running an event? https://www.climateinteractive.org/programs/world-climate/world-climate-week-october-2016/

World Climate Week is aimed at engaging people with World Climate Simulations around the world. These mock-UN climate negotiation events will be held just before the actual climate talks in Marrakech. This will offer a concrete moment to generate conversations that can be part of the wave of action that encourages climate action.
In the last five months, volunteer World Climate facilitators have held events that collectively have reached over 5,000 participants around the world. World Climate, Climate Interactive’s simulation of the UN Climate talks, is becoming a critical tool for improving understanding and motivating action since the UN climate agreement was signed in Paris last December.
For more Information, please visit World Climate Simulation — https://www.climateinteractive.org/blog/join-us-for-world-climate-week-october-9-16/

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