Dr Max Lane guest lectures at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta and other universities in Indonesia. He has recently lectured in the World Expert Lectures on Indonesia at the University of the Philipines. He is the author many articles and books on Indonesia, including Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto (Verso 2008); Catastrophe in Indonesia (Seagull 2010) and An Introduction to the Politics of Indonesian Unions (ISEAS 2019). He is the translator of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s This Earth of Mankind and its sequels as well as plays by W.S. Rendra. He has worked in the Australian Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in journalism and democratic rights movements. He first visited Indonesia in 1969.