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

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…

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…

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…

Indonesia as a ‘Global Swing State’: What does it means for U.S.-Indonesia Relations?

Indonesia’s membership in the G20, its stable and growing economy, its democratic government, and its role in regional and international diplomacy have made it a rising power in the international order. Indonesia, along with other emerging democratic powers Brazil, India, and Turkey, brings capability and legitimacy to any international effort, making it an important player…

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Local Governments, Business Interests and Direct Elections: Assessing Two Rounds of Pilkada in Indonesia

Over the last decade, Indonesian democracy has greatly expanded and matured to empower regular Indonesians to cast their votes and choose their own leaders. After 2004, with the introduction of greater regional autonomy, Indonesians have enjoyed direct elections on a district (kabupaten) level. General perceptions on district level government in Indonesia range from being non-transparent,…

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The Impact of an Open-party List System on Incumbency Turnover in Indonesia

The continuing adoption of an open-party list system as the Indonesian electoral system raises an essential question of how it will affect political competitions in the wake of the 2014 elections. Particularly on the evolving concern of incumbency turnover, statistics from the 2009 elections indicate that only 25 percent of the incumbents were re-elected, while…

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Progress and Challenges of Women’s Representation in Indonesian Parliament

Speakers: Hon. Ledia Hanifa Amaliah Member of DPR RI Commission on Religion, Social Affairs, and Women Empowerment from Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Chief of Women Affairs from the Central Board of Prosperous Justice Party Hon. Chairun Nisa Vice Chairman of DPR RI Commission on Religion, Social Affairs, and Women Empowerment from Golkar Party   Since reformasi…

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Recent Burmese Progress Toward Democracy: How Permanent?

Since late 2011, Burma has embarked on a rapid and wide-ranging program of political and economic reforms. These have encompassed electoral reforms, the release of hundreds of political prisoners, increased labor and media freedoms, inclusive peace-talks with diverse ethnic groups, and changes to currency and foreign investment rules. The holding of by-elections recently in April…

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"New Thinking for a New Partnership": Special Open Forum Luncheon with Amb. Scot Marciel

Responding to Indonesian President SBY’s historic proposal in 2008, at USINDO, the United States in 2010 entered into a “Comprehensive Partnership” with Indonesia, a first for both countries. Covering security, education, climate change, trade and investment, energy, and democracy, the Partnership seeks to engage not only the two governments, but the civil society, ngo’s, private…

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