Ben Bland

Ben Bland

Ben Bland is a research fellow and the Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute. He is the author of Generation HK: Seeking identity in China’s shadow (Penguin Random House, 2017) and Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the struggle to remake Indonesia (Penguin Random House, 2020). Before joining the Lowy Institute, Ben worked in Asia for a decade as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.