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.

Indonesia's National Climate Change Mitigation Actions: Paving the Way Towards NAMA's (National Appropriate Mitigation Actions)

April 5, 2011

Please join us to attend the presentation on Indonesia’s National Mitigation Actions by  Syamsidar Thamrin, Deputy Director for Climate Change of BAPPENAS at the World Resource Institute’s office. The Government of Indonesia has publicly committed to actively participate in reducing its emissions through National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)s submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention…

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The Origins of the Indonesian Nation: The Indonesian Revolution of 1945-49

March 7, 2011

To understand Indonesia deeply requires an appreciation of its history in becoming a nation.  Dr. Eric Tagliacozzo’s special lecture will explore Indonesia and its revolution — an electric time of chaos, sacrifice, and great hope that saw the birth of the modern Indonesian nation in the middle of the 20th century. He will cover: –…

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Peace Corps and Its First Year Back in Indonesia

March 4, 2011

Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Governments of Indonesia and the United States establishing a Peace Corps program in December 2009, Ken Puvak was officially named Country Director starting in January 2010.  He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) from 1980-82.  Ken returned to…

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

February 28, 2011

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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