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Video of USINDO & ASPI Special Open Forum with Dr. Marty Natalegawa

On May 31, USINDO and the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) held a Special Open Forum with Indonesian Former Foreign Minister Dr. Marty Natalegawa, in conversation with USINDO U.S. Co-Chair Ambassador Bob Blake.    The program provided valuable insights on the issues facing Indonesia in this year of its chairing the G-20, and the opportunities…

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Exclusive Discussion on Indonesia’s “Humanitarian Islam” and the Nahdlatul Ulama’s Geopolitical Engagement featuring General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Nahdlatul Ulama, K.H. Yahya Cholil Staquf

On July 16, 2021, USINDO and The Indonesia – U.S. Council on Religion & Pluralism (CRP) hosted an exclusive in-person discussion in Washington DC on July 16 featuring CRP Executive Board Member K.H. Yahya Cholil Staquf, General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Nahdlatul Ulama. The discussion was attended by 20 people, representing the public,…

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Remembering Stanley Weiss

Stanley Weiss, 1926-2021 USINDO regrets to announce the passing of Stanley Weiss on August 26. Mr. Weiss was larger than life –  engaging, witty, and uplifting. His sense of purpose, deep interest in Indonesia, keen opinions and Op-Ed articles, and range of contacts all helped Indonesia be better understood in the U.S., our mission.  We…

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Panelist Slides from USINDO’s Aug 23 Webinar on Climate Change Finance: How Can Private Sector Investment be Mobilized?

To view the slides of the panelists, please click on the links besides their names below. Dr. Rishikesh Bhandary: Climate Finance Policy in Practice Erin Murphy : DFC Flyer Darwin Trisna Djajawinata: Role of PTSMI in Addressing Climate Finance for Indonesia’s Infrastructure Development Dharsono Hartono: The Katingan Mentaya Project Bill Meade: Unlocking Carbon Benefits for…

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Video of USINDO’s Aug 23 Webinar on Climate Change Finance: Opportunities and Challenges to Meet Climate Goals

On August 23, USINDO hosted a special webinar on Climate Change Finance — the second event in our 2021 Three-Part Open Forum series on Climate Change issues. Our distinguished panel featured: Erin Murphy, Indo-Pacific Director at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Dr. Rishikesh Bhandary,  Faculty affiliate at the Climate Policy Lab, Fletcher School of…

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Opinion: Indonesia leads the world on reducing deforestation

By Robert Blake This article was originally published in the Jakarta Post with the same title here. No doubt 2021 will be a pivotal year in global efforts to combat climate change. President Joe Biden has invited the 17 members of the major economies forum, including Indonesia, to a virtual summit on April 22-23 to…

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