Cordially invite you to an Open Forum on
U.S.-Southeast Asia Engagement in the 21st Century
Dr. Satu Limaye
Director, East-West Center in Washington D.C.
Director, Asia Matters for America Initiative
Ambassador Makarim Wibisono
Former Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
02:00 – 04:00 pm
CIMB Niaga Plaza, 3rd Floor
Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Kav. 25
In pursuit of its rebalancing strategy, the U.S. is enhancing its engagement with Southeast Asia. Secretary Kerry affirmed America’s “constant and comprehensive” engagement in Southeast Asia during the recent ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) summit, saying “So much of the history of the 21st century will be written in Asia, and the longest chapters of that history will be driven by what happens in Southeast Asia.”
The United States continues to strengthen its bilateral and multilateral political and economic agreements and partnerships within Southeast Asia across a wide-range of issue areas, such as foreign policy, the economy, defense, and people-to people relationships. However, regional responses to the U.S. rebalance have varied. What assessments can be made about the effectiveness of the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific? How do Southeast Asian nations evaluate U.S. actions and relationships in the region? What challenges must the U.S. confront in Southeast Asia? And, how can the U.S. overcome these problems? USINDO is delighted to present Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of East-West Center in Washington D.C, and Ambassador Makarim Wibisono, former Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation.Please join us for this informative event. This event is open and free of charge. To register, please kindly RSVP HERE.