Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


Special Events

USINDO Special Events are half-day or full-day events where participants examine major trends in the United States and Indonesia, welcome newly assigned Ambassadors/special envoys to each country, or explore core political and economic developments in US and Indonesia. These events bring Indonesians, Americans, and other scholars together to discuss in-depth topical issues. The Society is also humbled to work in a concerted joint effort with other NGOs, both Indonesian and American, to carry out these events.

The Impact of an Open-party List System on Incumbency Turnover in Indonesia

May 31, 2012

The continuing adoption of an open-party list system as the Indonesian electoral system raises an essential question of how it will affect political competitions in the wake of the 2014 elections. Particularly on the evolving concern of incumbency turnover, statistics from the 2009 elections indicate that only 25 percent of the incumbents were re-elected, while…

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Progress and Challenges of Women’s Representation in Indonesian Parliament

May 31, 2012

Speakers: Hon. Ledia Hanifa Amaliah Member of DPR RI Commission on Religion, Social Affairs, and Women Empowerment from Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Chief of Women Affairs from the Central Board of Prosperous Justice Party Hon. Chairun Nisa Vice Chairman of DPR RI Commission on Religion, Social Affairs, and Women Empowerment from Golkar Party   Since reformasi…

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Recent Burmese Progress Toward Democracy: How Permanent?

May 17, 2012

Since late 2011, Burma has embarked on a rapid and wide-ranging program of political and economic reforms. These have encompassed electoral reforms, the release of hundreds of political prisoners, increased labor and media freedoms, inclusive peace-talks with diverse ethnic groups, and changes to currency and foreign investment rules. The holding of by-elections recently in April…

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"New Thinking for a New Partnership": Special Open Forum Luncheon with Amb. Scot Marciel

April 23, 2012

Responding to Indonesian President SBY’s historic proposal in 2008, at USINDO, the United States in 2010 entered into a “Comprehensive Partnership” with Indonesia, a first for both countries. Covering security, education, climate change, trade and investment, energy, and democracy, the Partnership seeks to engage not only the two governments, but the civil society, ngo’s, private…

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