Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. is the Vice Rector for Academics at President University.
As an academician, he has research interest in international law, climate change law, human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, web3, and fintech. He teaches, inter alia: “International Climate Change Law” and “Web3: Law and Policy in Indonesia, the World, and the Metaverse”. Handa’s peer-reviewed book (monograph) entitled “The Protection of Indigenous Peoples and Reduction of Forest Carbon Emissions: The REDD-Plus Regime and International Law” is owned by the world’s top law schools: Harvard Law School (Harvard Law School Library), Yale Law School (Lillian Goldman Law Library), and Stanford Law School (Robert Crown Law Library).
Handa has been trusted by the Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as the judge of the prestigious ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2018-2022 and ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015 & 2017-2022. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of Indonesia Fintech Lending Association (Asosiasi Fintech Pendanaan Bersama Indonesia / AFPI) (afpi.or.id) and the Ethics Board of President University. He is also the Chairperson of Climate Tech Center and President Web3 at President University.
Handa has three law degrees from three different countries: Indonesia, the USA, and the UK. He received his Sarjana Hukum (S.H.) degree from Universitas Indonesia, his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the George Washington University Law School, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh Law School.
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