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

There is no upcoming event at the moment

Past Open Forums

USINDO DC Special Open Forum, March 23, 2018 “Journalism, Creative Writing, and Free Speech in Today’s Indonesia: Progress and Challenges”

March 23, 2018
14:30 / 16:00

Special Open Forum  Journalism, Creative Writing, and Free Speech in Today’s Indonesia: Progress and Challenges  Yuli Ismartono  Executive Director, Lontar Foundation Former Senior Editor, Tempo Friday, March 23  2:30 – 4:00 p.m. USINDO 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 550 Washington, D.C. 20036 In the two decades since the end of the Soeharto era, the initial euphoria…

USINDO Jakarta Open Forum: “Matchmakers : The New Economics of Multisided Platforms”, March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018
17:00 / 18:00

  are pleased to invite you to a Special Open Forum on: Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms  With Professor Richard Schmalensee The Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management   Moderator: Furyanto Jawoto GTech Asia   Thursday, March 22, 2018 17:00 – 18:00 (Registration starts at…

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 *Parking is available…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Read More >

Re-engaging with Indonesia: The Peace Corps

In their Joint Declaration of the new U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, Presidents Obama and Yudhoyono said they viewed strong people-to-people relations at the “core” of the partnership, and placed great emphasis on educational exchanges.  The Peace Corps plays an essential role in the pattern of strengthened bilateral educational contacts with Indonesia.  In December 2009, Peace Corps…

Read More >

Launching of the "American Batik" Design Competition

The Embassy of Indonesia proudly presents  “American Batik” Design Competition: The Spirit of America in the Heritage of Batik. The Ambassador of Indonesia to the United States, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal and Mrs. Rosa Rai Djalal are pleased to invite you to the launching of the“American Batik” Design Competition on Friday, April 8th, from 6:30 pm…

Read More >

Indonesia's National Climate Change Mitigation Actions: Paving the Way Towards NAMA's (National Appropriate Mitigation Actions)

Please join us to attend the presentation on Indonesia’s National Mitigation Actions by  Syamsidar Thamrin, Deputy Director for Climate Change of BAPPENAS at the World Resource Institute’s office. The Government of Indonesia has publicly committed to actively participate in reducing its emissions through National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)s submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention…

Read More >

The Origins of the Indonesian Nation: The Indonesian Revolution of 1945-49

To understand Indonesia deeply requires an appreciation of its history in becoming a nation.  Dr. Eric Tagliacozzo’s special lecture will explore Indonesia and its revolution — an electric time of chaos, sacrifice, and great hope that saw the birth of the modern Indonesian nation in the middle of the 20th century. He will cover: –…

Read More >

Peace Corps and Its First Year Back in Indonesia

Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Governments of Indonesia and the United States establishing a Peace Corps program in December 2009, Ken Puvak was officially named Country Director starting in January 2010.  He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) from 1980-82.  Ken returned to…

Read More >