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

U.S. Policy toward Southeast Asia under President Donald Trump: Continuity or Change?

July 27, 2018
14:30 / 16:00
Jakarta

are pleased to invite you to an Open Forum on:   U.S. Policy toward Southeast Asia under President Donald Trump: Continuity or Change?   With    Friday, July 27, 2018 14:30 – 16:00 (Registration starts at 13:00, lunch provided)   Venue: Meeting Room at Kantin Diplomasi, 2nd Floor Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia…

Past Open Forums

USINDO and U.S. Embassy Open Forum July 10: Investigative Reporting on “Sea Slaves”: Issues and Outlook

July 10, 2018
15:00 / 17:00

are pleased to invite you to an Open Forum on:   Investigative Reporting on “Sea Slaves”: Issues and Outlook    With Tuesday, July 10, 2018 15:00 – 17:00 (Registration starts at 14:30)   Venue: @america Pacific Place Mall, Level 3 SCBD Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Kav. 52-53 Jakarta Selatan, 12190   From the Panama Papers to…

Rising Indonesia’s Turn to the Indo-Pacific Region: Power, Ambition and Strategy

June 19, 2018
12:00 / 13:30

Rising Indonesia’s Turn to the Indo-Pacific Region: Power, Ambition and Strategy An Indo Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar and Book Discussion featuring: Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar  Former Asia Studies Visiting Fellow, East West Center in Washington Dr. Satu Limaye (Moderator) Director, East-West Center in Washington Nearly every conventional precept in Indonesian foreign policy is undergoing transformation as…

Transparency in the Criminal Justice System: Reforming the System and Civic Engagement, April 17 2018

April 17, 2018
18:30 / 20:30

In today’s information age, transparency has become increasingly in demand throughout various sectors, especially in the law and criminal justice sector. In 2016, Indonesian president Joko Widodo called for an overhaul of Indonesia’s legal system in order to end corruption and improve the rule of law. In the U.S., the most recent effort in terms…

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…

Facebook Nation: The Politics and Culture of Social Media in Indonesia

The phenomenon of social media such as Facebook and Twitter is not only taking place in the US and Europe.  Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and India are among the world’s top 10 users of social media. But it astonishes many to realize that Indonesia has the world’s second highest number of Facebook users,…

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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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