Indeed, the probable Jokowi-Prabowo showdown seems more and more to be drawing a line between Islamic Traditionalists and Puritan-Reformists, with the former vying for PDIP (Indonesian Democratic Party Struggle) and the latter for Gerindra Party (Great Indonesian Movement Party). Could this signify the return of Aliran (‘streams’) politics in Indonesia? Do these alliances reflect contesting views on the role of Islam in public life? Will the state’s secularist foundations and religious pluralism risk being challenged? To answer these essential questions, this seminar will host two Indonesian scholars -- Dr. Ahmad Najib Burhani (LIPI - Indonesian Institute of Sciences) and Dr. Sumanto Al Qurtuby (University of Notre Dame in Indiana). They will provide insights on the latest developments on the national political scene and the internal dynamics within the Traditionalist and Puritan-Reformist currents in this crucial period for Indonesia.