President Obama may have canceled his trip to Indonesia, but a number of events to honor his mother, S. Ann Dunham, proceeded without him. Dunham lived in Indonesia for many years while she did her field work for her dissertation, and Indonesians remember her fondly. On Thursday, March 18, a seminar on Dunham's life and work featured her dissertation adviser, Alice Dewey, and other former colleagues. The Jakarta Post interviewed a number of her acquaintances about her legacy and her influence on President Obama. Her close friend Julia Suryakusuma, a writer, reviews Dunham's book Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia, in today's Jakarta Post. Suryakusuma says the book "is a fascinating and important scholarly piece of work. It's also a good reminder that Ann not only had sharp intellect, but was a perfectionist too, and a hard-working one at that. Her work is extremely well documented, with hard statistical data making the book extremely detailed and well informed."