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

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   President Trump’s…

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…

USINDO Summer Studies 2018

February 08, 2018
Yogyakarta/Jakarta

Applications for the 2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program are now open! Deadline: February 8, 2018 Are you a U.S. university student or recent graduate interested in learning the language and culture of the most dynamic emerging economy in Southeast Asia, largest Muslim-majority nation, third largest democratic country, fourth most populous nation, and one of the…

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…

Past Open Forums

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…

U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is not a new law, yet more and more companies are running afoul of the law. Enacted in 1977, the FCPA requires all companies under United States jurisdiction to provide accounting transparency and imposes sanctions on liable companies and individuals who engage in corrupt practices overseas. In recent years…

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Balancing Total Defense and Technology: Challenges in Indonesia's Archipelagic Defense System

Air Chief Marshal Chappy Hakim (Ret.) Former Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff The rapid development in science and technology have driven many countries, including Indonesia, to increasingly adopt new technology in their defense system. “Total defense” and the “relying on technology” are among the main formulas in national defense system, including the security aspects…

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Indonesia's Domestically Driven Growth: Where Will the Jobs Come From?

A recent study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asia 2050: Realizing the Asian Century, stated that if Asia continues in its current growth trajectory, by 2050 per capita GDP will attain a level similar to Europe today. The study cautions, however, that Asian countries will have to overcome the middle-income trap, a situation that…

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USINDO Annual Washington Gala Dinner 2012

USINDO Holds Highly Successful DC Gala Dinner Featuring Coordinating Minister M. Hatta Rajasa USINDO’s 2012 Gala Dinner on September 20 welcomed Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs M. Hatta Rajasa before a capacity audience at Washington’s Fairmont Hotel. Minister Hatta’s policy address covered the sustained growth of the Indonesian economy, the progress of economic reform and…

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Meeting Environment and Climate Change Challenges in Indonesia: U.S. – Indonesia Cooperation under the Comprehensive Partnership

In 2010, the United States and Indonesia launched a historic Comprehensive Partnership (CP) to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries for the long term. One component of this partnership is a bilateral effort to improve environmental policy and practice in Indonesia. The two presidents stated that they seek a partnership that “fully leverages the…

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U.S. 2012 Presidential Election: The Outlook 12 Weeks Out

The United States – Indonesia Society in cooperation with @America presents an USINDO Special Open Forum discussion: “U.S. 2012 Presidential Election: The Outlook 12 Weeks Out” Speakers: Peter Hart President,  Peter D. Hart Research Associates  Neil Newhouse President, Public Opinion Strategies; Governor Mitt Romney’s Pollster Veteran pollsters Peter Hart of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, and…

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