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…

Indonesia’s Colossal, Vital, and Unusual Role in the Global Climate Change Debate

Peter Riggs will lead a discussion on Indonesia’s role in global climate change negotiations and Indonesia’s actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the global level, President Yudhoyono made a dramatic national commitment of emission reductions last year, and Indonesia has urged adoption by ASEAN of the Copenhagen Accord. Riggs will unpack both the…

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An Informal Discussion of Indonesia’s Economic Outlook

We are delighted to invite our USINDO audience to attend an informal breakfast discussion on Indonesia’s current economic outlook with Indonesia’s distinguished Minister of Trade, Dr. Mari Pangestu. In April the World Bank released a report on Indonesia’s quarterly economic outlook, which projects growth rates higher than pre-crisis levels, and recently in Washington, VP Boediono…

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Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity

Please join us for the launching of “Understanding Islam in Indonesia” by book author Dr. Robert Pringle, who will also have signed copies of the book available. Commentators on the book will be Dr. Jonah Blank, Policy Director for South and Southeast Asia for the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate, and Salman…

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Lessons from Indonesia's Economic Reform: Poverty Alleviation and Implications of the Global Economic Crisis

In 1998 the Government of Indonesia enacted several social safety net programs in support of food security, employment creation, education, and health, among others. These were accomplished in the face of the expected burden on poor and newly poor households due to the Indonesian economic crisis, which quickly followed the Asian Financial Crisis. The Indonesian…

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What You Really Need to Know about the U.S.-Indonesian Security Relationship

No other bilateral issue has been more heatedly debated than the U.S.-Indonesian security relationship. Is the U.S. resuming training of the Indonesian Army Special Forces Command (KOPASSUS)? Has the Indonesian military undergone sufficient reform? What is the real scope of the Leahy Law? What does “limited program of engagement” mean in the context U.S. military…

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The New Indonesia

USINDO is delighted to announce a special open forum with Professor Dr. Dorojatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, on the topic of “The New Indonesia.” His talk will consider the strides Indonesia has made in its economic and political development over the past several years, as well as his perspective on the new Administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.…

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