Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

OPEN FORUMS

Open Forums

On-the-record discussion programs in Jakarta and Washington DC on the full range of issues of interest in U.S-Indonesian relations, including The U.S-Indonesia Strategic Partnership, the new U.S. administration, Indonesia and U.S. elections, U.S and Indonesian foreign policy, economy, trade and business, etc.

Upcoming Open Forums

Will Religious Sentiment Impact the 2019 Election in Indonesia?

July 27, 2018
14:30 / 16:00
DC

Cordially invite you to an Open Forum on   Will Religious Sentiment Impact the 2019 Election in Indonesia?   With    Friday, July 27, 2018 2:30 – 4:00 PM   Venue: USINDO Washington DC 1652 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 550 Washington, D.C. 20036

U.S. Policy toward Southeast Asia under President Donald Trump: Continuity or Change?

July 27, 2018
14:30 / 16:00
Jakarta

are pleased to invite you to an Open Forum on:   U.S. Policy toward Southeast Asia under President Donald Trump: Continuity or Change?   With    Friday, July 27, 2018 14:30 – 16:00 (Registration starts at 13:00, lunch provided)   Venue: Meeting Room at Kantin Diplomasi, 2nd Floor Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia…

Luncheon Policy Address with Indonesian Minister of Trade H.E. Enggartiasto Lukita

July 24, 2018
12:30 / 14:00
DC

Luncheon Policy Address  with Indonesian Minister of Trade H.E. Enggartiasto Lukita Tuesday, July 24  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Cosmos Club 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and USINDO will host a  Special Event July 24 with visiting Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita. Minister Lukita is in…

Past Open Forums

USINDO and U.S. Embassy Open Forum July 10: Investigative Reporting on “Sea Slaves”: Issues and Outlook

July 10, 2018
15:00 / 17:00

are pleased to invite you to an Open Forum on:   Investigative Reporting on “Sea Slaves”: Issues and Outlook    With Tuesday, July 10, 2018 15:00 – 17:00 (Registration starts at 14:30)   Venue: @america Pacific Place Mall, Level 3 SCBD Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Kav. 52-53 Jakarta Selatan, 12190   From the Panama Papers to…

Rising Indonesia’s Turn to the Indo-Pacific Region: Power, Ambition and Strategy

June 19, 2018
12:00 / 13:30

Rising Indonesia’s Turn to the Indo-Pacific Region: Power, Ambition and Strategy An Indo Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar and Book Discussion featuring: Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar  Former Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, East West Center in Washington Dr. Satu Limaye (Moderator) Director, East-West Center in Washington Nearly every conventional precept in Indonesian foreign policy is undergoing transformation as…

Transparency in the Criminal Justice System: Reforming the System and Civic Engagement, April 17 2018

April 17, 2018
18:30 / 20:30

In today’s information age, transparency has become increasingly in demand throughout various sectors, especially in the law and criminal justice sector. In 2016, Indonesian president Joko Widodo called for an overhaul of Indonesia’s legal system in order to end corruption and improve the rule of law. In the U.S., the most recent effort in terms…

USINDO DC Special Open Forum, March 23, 2018 “Journalism, Creative Writing, and Free Speech in Today’s Indonesia: Progress and Challenges”

March 23, 2018
14:30 / 16:00

Special Open Forum  Journalism, Creative Writing, and Free Speech in Today’s Indonesia: Progress and Challenges  Yuli Ismartono  Executive Director, Lontar Foundation Former Senior Editor, Tempo Friday, March 23  2:30 – 4:00 p.m. USINDO 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 550 Washington, D.C. 20036 In the two decades since the end of the Soeharto era, the initial euphoria…

USINDO Jakarta Open Forum: “Matchmakers : The New Economics of Multisided Platforms”, March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018
17:00 / 18:00

  are pleased to invite you to a Special Open Forum on: Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms  With Professor Richard Schmalensee The Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management   Moderator: Furyanto Jawoto GTech Asia   Thursday, March 22, 2018 17:00 – 18:00 (Registration starts at…

The First Year of the Trump Presidency: Assessment and Outlook for 2018

February 07, 2018
13:30 / 15:30
Jakarta

cordially invites you to a Special Open Forum on:   The First Year of the Trump Presidency: Assessment and Outlook for 2018   With   Wednesday, February 7, 2018  13:30 – 15:30 (Registration starts at 13:00)   Venue: Sequis Center Auditorium Sequis Center, 11th Floor* Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav 71, Central Jakarta *Parking is available…

The Indonesian Security Sector’s Transformation in the Democratic Transition, and Its Constructive Engagement with China and U.S

January 24, 2018
14:30 / 16:00
DC

cordially invites you to a Special Open Forum on: The Indonesian Security Sector’s Transformation in the Democratic Transition, and Its Constructive Engagement with China and U.S With Lieutenant General TNI Agus Widjojo Governor, National Resilience Agency Republic of Indonesia   Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:30 – 4:00 PM Venue: USINDO 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite…

Women as Change Agents in the United States and Indonesia

January 24, 2018
14:00 / 15:30
Jakarta

are pleased to invite you to a Special Open Forum on: Women as Change Agents in the United States and Indonesia   With  Moderated by:      Wednesday, January 24, 2018 14:00 – 15:30 (Registration starts at 13:30)   Venue: @america Pacific Place Mall, Level 3 SCBD, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta Selatan, 12190…

Maximizing the Impact of Anti-Corruption Efforts for Economic Development in the U.S. and Indonesia: The Role of Public and Private Sectors

December 15, 2017
13:30 / 15:30
Jakarta

are pleased to invite you to an Open Forum on: Maximizing the Impact of Anti-Corruption Efforts for Economic Development in the U.S. and Indonesia: The Role of Public and Private Sectors With Friday, December 15, 2017 13:30 – 15:30 (Registration starts at 13:00)   Venue: Flamboyan Room Jakarta Design Center, 6th Floor Jl. Gatot Subroto…

USINDO DC Special Open Forum, USINDO’s History Series, November 29, 2017 “Indonesia’s September 30, 1965 Movement and the Beginning of the Suharto Era: Enhancing our Understanding Drawing on Recently Released U.S. Records

November 29, 2017
14:30 / 16:15
Washington DC

Cordially invites you to a Special Open Forum  USINDO’s History Series    Indonesia’s September 30, 1965 Movement and the Beginning of the Suharto Era:  Enhancing our Understanding Drawing on Recently Released U.S. Records   Speaker: Dr. Bradley Simpson Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, University of Connecticut Founder and Director, Indonesia and East Timor Documentation Project National…

The Internationalization of Indonesian Arts and Gamelan in the U.S. and Other Countries

September 07, 2017
09:30 / 11:30
Jakarta

Globalization brought forth many opportunities for Indonesia, including the unanticipated prospect of cultural influence abroad through performance arts. The internationalization of Indonesian arts, either musical instruments, dance and visual arts, have been well-accepted by many countries including in the U.S.

The U.S. – Indonesia Bilateral Security Relationship

August 07, 2017
Jakarta

are pleased to announce a Special Open Forum on The U.S. – Indonesia Bilateral Security Relationship With Monday, August 7, 2017 15:00 – 16:00 Venue: To be advised upon RSVP   The U.S. – Indonesia Society (USINDO) and American Chambers of Commerce (AmCham) Indonesia are pleased to announce a Special Open Forum featuring one of the most influential…

USINDO Jakarta Open Forum September 5 – Building Local Government Accountability: Perspective of Local Government Officials in the U.S. and Indonesia

The United States-Indonesia Society, US Embassy and Association of the Indonesian Municipalities cordially invite you to a Open Forum on Building Local Government Accountability: Perspectives from Local Governments Officials in the U.S. and Indonesia with Gary Pearlmutter Director of the Coconino County Legal Defender Coconino County, Arizona Mark S. Watson City Manager, City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee Mark…

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USINDO and AMINEF Jakarta Open Forum on U.S.-Southeast Asia Engagement in the 21st Century

  Cordially invite you to an Open Forum on U.S.-Southeast Asia Engagement in the 21st Century  with Dr. Satu Limaye Director, East-West Center in Washington D.C. Director, Asia Matters for America Initiative Ambassador Makarim Wibisono Former Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:00 – 04:00 pm AMINEF Office CIMB Niaga Plaza, 3rd Floor Jl.…

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USINDO Jakarta Open Forum July 21 – Women in Law Enforcement in the U.S. and Indonesia: Outlook and Challenges

United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Jakarta in cooperation with USAID Cordially invites you to a Special Open Forum   on Women in Law Enforcement in the U.S. and Indonesia: Outlook and Challenges   with Kristen F. Bauer Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. U.S Embassy Jakarta Indonesia Lisa McClennon Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, USAID  Col. Sri Rumiati Head of Police…

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USINDO and IRI Open Forum on the Indonesian Election Results – Prof. Bill Liddle

USINDO and IRI cordially invites you to an Open Forum on The Indonesian Elections Results with Dr. R. William (Bill) Liddle Professor Emeritus Ohio State University Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm The International Republican Institute 1225 Eye Street NW Suite 700 Washington, DC On July 22, the Indonesian election officials declared Jakarta Governor, Joko “Jokowi”…

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USINDO and the International Republican Institute joint event on Indonesia’s 2014 Elections Thursday, June 26, 2014

The International Republican Institute and United States-Indonesia Society cordially invite you to an event on “Indonesia’s 2014 Elections” with Denise Rollins Acting Assistant Administrator, USAID’s Asia Bureau Michelle Bekkering Resident Country Director in Indonesia, IRI and Kelley Currie Senior Fellow, Project 2049 Institute Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: International Republican…

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USINDO DC Open Forum: Indonesia's Experience Combating Corruption

Cordially Invites You to a Presentation on Indonesia’s Experience Combating Corruption with Adnan Pandu Praja Commissioner of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission Friday, June 6, 2014 2:30 – 4:00 pm MSI Office 200 12th Street South 12th Floor Arlington, VA 22202 Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was established in 2003, in response to an understanding that…

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