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…

Update on the State of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI)

Colonel Haseman is well known to USINDO’s friends and supporters for the depth of his knowledge on the Indonesian armed forces.  He has just returned from two weeks in Jakarta, Indonesia and Dili, East Timor, where he had a chance to speak at length with senior government officials, retired senior military officers, as well as U.S.…

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Global Challenges for Indonesia's Education in the 21st Century

In collaboration with The United States – Indonesia Society, the Indonesian Leadership Foundation would like to invite you to our inaugural event, a panel discussion on the importance of US-Indonesian educational partnerships and how they benefit Indonesians in facing global challenges. The panel will address educational exchanges in the context of the Comprehensive Partnership, the…

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Political Groupings Toward 2014: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

General Luhut Pandjaitan is a well informed former General, Ambassador, and Minister, now a prominent businessman and Political Adviser to Golkar. He will provide his insights on the current political maneuverings in this early period before the 2014 presidential election, including the relations between Partai Demokrat, Partai Golkar, and others, what he sees as the factors…

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The U.S. – Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership: New Opportunities in U.S.-Indonesia Higher Education Cooperation

In November 2010, Presidents Obama and Yudhoyono officially inaugurated the US-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership during a US state visit to Indonesia.  As expressed in their Joint Declaration, the Partnership intends to build a bilateral relationship “that transcends official exchanges and fully leverages the extraordinary talents of our strongest asset, the Indonesian and American people.”  In response…

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Indonesia's Maritime and Coastal Resources

Indonesia has a total maritime area of 5.8 million sq km and coastline of some 81, 000 km, and is rich in maritime natural resources. This sector can be one of the substantial economic movers in the years to come. In addition, Indonesia has 18 % of the world’s total reefs. It has more than…

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Do Islamic parties become more moderate when included in politics?: The Prosperous Justice Party in Indonesia

Radical Islamic parties are said to become more moderate once included in electoral politics. The exact dynamics and conditions of this moderation process remain unclear, however. The talk is looking at the conditions for the moderation of Islamic parties by examining the political trajectory of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) since 1998. In his presentation,…

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