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…

Developing Indonesia’s Alternative Energy: Policy and Practical Implications

Indonesia’s economic growth requires not only increases in the supply of energy, but also wisdom in the use of its energy resources in a sustainable way.   Recognizing the need for more investment in sustainable energy development, the government has begun providing financial incentives for renewable energy, and opening of opportunities to foreign investors. Strategic Risk…

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Emerging Indonesia: Development & Democracy in Southeast Asia's Largest Middle Income Country

Indonesia has made remarkable progress since the 1998 economic and political crises. It is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, with a vibrant democracy and an impressive track record in reducing poverty. Indonesia has weathered the more recent global financial crisis relatively unscathed and is enjoying increasing investor confidence and the benefits of recent movements…

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Freedom of Expression and Press Freedom in Indonesia

Program Note: As we now have a second speaker, Endy M. Bayuni, Former Editor-in-Chief of the Jakarta Post, the February 15 Open Forum will be a panel discussion on the status of freedom of expression in Indonesia, including an update on press freedom.   Please join us on February 15 for an informative discussion, including Q…

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Democracy Support in Indonesia's Foreign Policy

Featured Speaker: The Honorable Hassan Wirajuda Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia Contributor: Ketut Putra Erawan Executive Director, Institute for Peace and Democracy Introductory Remarks by David Merrill, President, USINDO Moderated by Paul Rowland, Resident Senior Director for Indonesia, NDI Indonesia has assumed an active role in promoting democratic governance in Asia.  As part of this…

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Indonesian Politics By Kompas and the Jakarta Post

Please join us for lunch on Monday, January 10th at 12 pm for a behind the scenes look at Indonesian politics through the lens of two seasoned journalists.  Imanuddin Razak, Opinion Editor of the Jakarta Post, and Abun Sanda, Business Director of Kompas, will provide their inside perspective on the political atmosphere in 2011. They…

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Indonesia’s Political Scene in 2011 from the Perspective of Golkar

Please join us on January 4 for this inside view of the Indonesian political landscape as seen from the perspective of Golkar’s Vice General Chairman, Theo Sambuaga.  Mr. Sambuaga’s talk will be followed by Q and A’s. Golkar, the Indonesian political party that was the ruling party under Presidents Suharto and Habibie, is currently part…

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