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…

In the Aftermath of Peace: Hope and Struggle in Aceh

Five years since the Helsinki Agreement brought peace to Aceh, the province has undergone enormous social and political changes. Filmmaker Sandeep Ray talked to the Acehnese about their frustrations and aspirations over a period of 10 months, culminating in a 40-minute film that was first screened in Jakarta in May 2010. In the Aftermath of…

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After Aceh: The Evolution of Terror Networks in Indonesia

With Sidney Jones, Senior Adviser, Asia Program of the International Crisis Group and commentator, Andi Widjajanto, Lecturer at the University of Indonesia. Sidney Jones is senior adviser to the Asia program of the International Crisis Group, based in Crisis Group’s South East Asia office in Jakarta. Before joining Crisis Group in 2002, she worked for…

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The Roots of U.S.-Indonesian Cooperation on Education

As Indonesia and the United States move forward with an historic plan to increase cooperation on higher education, it is important to understand the history of educational partnerships between the two countries.  Agus Suwignyo, an education historian at Gadjah Mada University, and a 2010 USINDO Sumitro Fellow, will discuss his research on the origins of…

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USINDO Special Event to Welcome Ambassador Dino Djalal

Please join us for this USINDO Special Event welcoming Ambassador Djalal and Ibu Rosa Djalal to Washington, and commemorating the inaugural meeting of the Joint Commission of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership. The evening will include remarks by Assistant Secretary Campbell, Ambassador Djalal, and others; brief video presentations on Indonesia and the U.S.-Indonesia relationship; and traditional…

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The U.S. – Indonesian Security Relationship

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Scher will discuss U.S. the evolving U.S. foreign policy towards Indonesia with regards to security and defense. The discussion is the second in a policy briefing series prepared by USINDO in advance of President Obama’s visit to Indonesia in late March 2010. The United States and Indonesia are about to…

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Perspectives from the Indonesian Media – Wednesday, March 31st (3:00 pm)

Shanti Ruwyastuti is a leading host and deputy news director for one of Indonesia’s largest news stations, Metro TV. She is currently visiting the United States in order to produce news reports on topics ranging from healthcare to US-Indonesian relations. Asia Society members are invited to listen to Ms.Ruwyastuti’s insights on popular topics in Indonesia…

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