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 sector, foundations, universities, and citizens of each country.
Now that the Partnership has been under way for sufficient time to gain experience, some assessment, stocktaking, and fresh thinking are in order — with the vital dimension of public engagement, which the two presidents have stated is “at the core” of the Partnership.
How might the Partnership move beyond the assumptions and ways of thinking each country brought with them at the outset? To what extent are we in each country still trapped in “old thinking” about the other? Can we change the paradigm about the limits of what our two nations might do together – – – and move to the heights of what is possible?
Please join us on May 1 to hear the views of U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel on the need of “New Thinking for a New Partnership,” followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.
This event is sponsored by USINDO, is open, and there is no charge. Please rsvp before April 29 at noon. Click HERE to RSVP.
Kindly RSVP early, as space is limited. A confirmed RSVP will be required for admission. Confirmations will be sent throughApril 30. In case of space constraints, USINDO will give priority to active USINDO members.