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: 2014 and Beyond

Our distinguished speaker, Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, will speak on the role Indonesia’s geography, demography, history, and political economy have played, and are likely to play, in determining Indonesia’s nature and outlook beyond 2014. He will trace the role of natural resources, including minerals, mining, oil and gas, and agricultural commodities in Indonesia’s development; and the…

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Democracy & Governance in Indonesia: Four Views

More than a decade after a severe economic crisis that led to a period of wrenching political turmoil, Indonesia has emerged economically strong and politically stable. Indonesia’s macro-economic performance has exceeded expectations since the 1998 crisis, in spite of the current global financial crisis and subsequent global economic downturn. In parallel, Indonesia’s political system has…

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2011 Annual DC Gala Dinner

Featured Speaker: H.E. Agus Martowardojo Minister of Finance,  Republic of Indonesia With Special Guest: The Honorable Fred P. Hochberg Chairman and CEO,  Export-Import Bank of the United States Reception: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:30 p.m. THE FAIRMONT HOTEL Grand Ballroom 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 Individual Dinner Tickets: USINDO Members: $165 Non-members: $200 Non-member…

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Maritime Security in the Southeast Asia/South China Sea

Disputes between China and ASEAN member states over territorial claims in the South China Sea continue to dominate the current round of ASEAN’s annual security meeting. Dr. Djalal’s timely presentation will shed light on the reasons behind some of the region’s naval disputes as well as key issues surrounding maritime security in Southeast Asia. With over…

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The Future of Reform: Indonesia Towards 2014

Dr. Douglas Ramage, an experienced observer of Indonesian governance, politics, and economics, will provide his assessment of  the status of reform in Indonesia as it approaches the 2014 elections, including:  the economy and investment;  democratic political development, electoral reform, and democratic institutions; the effort to fight corruption; and the outlook and challenges for sustaining economic…

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The Birth of the Indonesian Nation, 1945-49: Perspectives on the Role of the United States

1945-49 were the turbulent and formative years of the creation of the Indonesian nation.  The United States played an evolving role within that period that is known by relatively few.  Influenced by events on the ground such as Dutch police actions, the US moved from a position of pro-Dutch indifference to a position of supporting…

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