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…

Special Open Forum Panel Discussion: The Indonesia – U.S. Caucus of Indonesia's Legislature: How it Views its Roles in Indonesia's Democracy and Foreign Policy

Indonesia’s democratic consolidation has led to the transformation of its national legislature (DPR RI) into a more functional and powerful legislative branch of the government. The DPR RI has recently re-launched its Indonesia-United States Caucus (DPR RI Indonesia – U.S. Caucus) and is seeking to play an important role as part of the increasingly developed…

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Journalism and Islamic Values

The Indonesian reformasi era ushered in a more vibrant, independent press that has contributed significantly to the nation’s democratic deepening over the last two and a half decades.  Although challenges to a truly free press remain, the Indonesian press has become an influential fourth pillar of democracy, rendering it critical in fighting corruption, forming public…

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Expanding and Strengthening the United States – Indonesia Security Partnership: The Military Education Component

featuring: Prof. Dr. Juwono Sudarsono Professor of International Relations, University of Indonesia Former Defense Minister (1999-2000; 2004-2009) Adviser, The US – Indonesia Society with: Dr. Michael S. Malley Professor at the Center for Contemporary Conflict and Dept. of National Security Affairs, U.S.Naval Post-Graduate School Prof. Dr. Sri Hartati Suradijono Vice Rector for Academic and Student…

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Education as an Instrument for Structural Change in Indonesia

Please join us for a USINDO Open Forum on March 15 with Dr. Anies Baswedan. Dr. Baswedan will discuss current progress and challenges in Indonesia’s education, the approach to education as a movement, and what needs to take place to redefine Indonesia’s education system so that it can enable Indonesia’s structural transformation. In the past…

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Breakfast Meeting with Mr. Joseph Yun, U.S. Department of State's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Mr. Joseph Yun Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Date: Friday, March 2, 2012  Time: 07:30 a.m. – 08:45 a.m. Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia (For security purposes, registered attendees will be notified of the exact location on Wednesday.) Cost: Rp. 250,000 (member) Rp. 300,000 (non-member) (Payments will…

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Indonesia’s Military Transformation: Beyond Democratic Reforms

The role of the armed forces in Indonesia’s politics has undergone significant transformation in the country’s transition to democracy. During the Suharto era, as prescribed in the then “Dual Function” doctrine, the armed forces played a key role in maintaining law, order, and stability, and were deeply involved in governance. The fall of Suharto’s New…

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