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Indonesia on the Cusp of Change: The Stakes for America

The Center for a New American Security, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the US-Indonesia Society cordially invite you to

Indonesia on the Cusp of Change: The Stakes for America


The Honorable Dr. Kurt M. Campbell
The Asia Group

Pak Rosan Roeslani
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

St. Regis Hotel
923 16th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

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The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), in cooperation with the US-ASEAN Business Council and the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), is honored to invite you to a special, on-the-record speech featuring one of the most influential figures in the Indonesian economy, Pak Rosan Roeslani, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN).  The Honorable Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, CNAS Chairman of the Board and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, will introduce Pak Rosan and preside over the event.

As the world’s eighth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, Indonesia stands on the cusp of remarkable economic development.  It is presently growing at between 5 and 6 percent and projected to become the world’s fourth largest economy by mid-century.  Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was elected in 2014 largely on a platform of economic development, and his recent Cabinet reshuffle provides a further stimulus for progress and reform.

Pak Rosan, one of the major figures in Indonesian energy industry and now the voice of Indonesian business, will describe Indonesia’s potential, its vision for economic development, and the opportunities for Indonesia-U.S. relations.  He will be introduced by Dr. Campbell, a key architect of America’s enhanced strategic engagement with Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, and author of the recent book The Pivot: Future of American Statecraft in Asia.  

On behalf of CNAS, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and USINDO, please make time on October 5th to join this rare opportunity to delve into the economic blueprint of the world’s third largest democracy, and a country that has moved in recent years to establish a strategic and comprehensive partnership with the United States.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent and nonpartisan research institution that develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

For over 30 years, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for US corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council’s 150+ membership generates over $6 trillion in revenue and employ more than 13 million people. Members include the largest US companies conducting business in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for over 100 years. The Council has offices in: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; and Singapore.

The United States-Indonesia Society mission is strengthening mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia, enhancing the bilateral relationship, and deepening the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership.  We implement our mission through public discussions in each country and long-term bi-national programs in the education, legislative, and other sectors, such as the US-Indonesia Joint Council on Higher Education Partnership, and the newly-created Indonesia-U.S. Council on Religion and Pluralism.