Dominggus Elcid Li (ISSRPL 2008, 2009) is the executive director of the Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC), an Indonesian think tank based in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. His research examines the political and sociological relationship between subsistence communities and human trafficking, corruption, and the weakening of the state. He is a lecturer at Pelita Hati University and Nusa Cendana University, and a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University.
IRGSC is both a policy research institute and think tank, comprising a new generation of Indonesia-based researchers, scientists, scholars, public intellectuals, and policy entrepreneurs. Its work promotes the study of Eastern and Southeastern Indonesia to promote evidence-based policy through capacity development of scientists, bureaucrats, local politicians, private business leaders, NGO/CSO activists, and community leaders. In addition to research and knowledge production activities, IRGSC works to facilitate social change in Indonesia through civil society.The above banner photo shows Li (right) conducting an interview in Indonesia.