Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


Special Open Forum Luncheon – Indonesia toward 2014: The View from the Gerindra Party

Hashim Djojohadikusumo Deputy Chairman, Governing Board, Gerindra Party As we approach the 2014 Presidential elections in Indonesia, interest in the contending parties and their views is greatly increasing among both Indonesians and Americans interested in Indonesia. USINDO’s Open Forum Series on the 2014 elections welcomes prominent figures and leaders from all Indonesian political parties, as…

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Special Open Forum and Public Consultation: U.S.-Indonesia Cooperation on Climate Change and Environment – Progress and Future Priorities under the Comprehensive Partnership

USINDO, in cooperation with the Climate Change and Environment Working Group (CEWG) of the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission on the Comprehensive Partnership, hosted a Special Open Forum and Public Consultation as an opportunity for the public to learn about and provide input to the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership as it relates to climate change and environmental issues. …

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Special Open Forum Luncheon: Enhanced Power of the DPD (Senate) and the Future of Democracy in Indonesia

The Honorable Irman Gusman Speaker, DPD (Regional Representatives Council) Republic of Indonesia On May 21 USINDO hosted the Honorable Irman Gusman, Speaker of Indonesia’s upper legislative body, the Regional Representatives Council (DPD). The DPD’s role in Indonesia’s legislature has recently been strengthened by the Constitutional Court. DPD Speaker Gusman has also recently been invited by President Susilo…

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New Trends in Indonesian Studies in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges

On May 20 USINDO, AIFIS, and @america hosted Prof. Thomas B. Pepinsky, Assistant Professor at Cornell University and President of the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS). This event is part of the USINDO Scholars Open Forum Series. A vibrant bilateral partnership between the United States and Indonesia depends upon deepening mutual understanding. Although expanding educational…

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Jakarta Open Forum: Washington Political Perspectives on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

 Prof. Gary Clyde Hufbauer Reginald Jones Senior Fellow,  Peterson Institute for International Economics Former Deputy Assistant Secretary,  U.S. Treasury for International Trade and Investment Policy (1977-79) Mr. James Carouso Counselor for Economic Affairs U.S. Embassy Jakarta The 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations was held last month in Singapore and the 17th round is set for May 15-24…

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USINDO Jakarta Open Forum: "Expanding and Strengthening the United States – Indonesia Security Partnership: The Maritime Cooperation"

Capt. Adrian Jansen Naval Attaché at U.S. Embassy Jakarta Captain of U.S. Navy, Department of Defense Capt. Judijanto Head of War Game Centre, Indonesian Naval Command and Staff College (Seskoal)   Astride three of the world’s key straits for global trading and shipping (Malacca, Sunda, and Lombok), Indonesia has an essential role in maintaining maritime security in the Asia-Pacific and sustaining global trading and shipping.…

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