Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

Is Indonesia Facing an Economic Crisis?

Think Nusantara (TN) cordially invites you to its first overseas event,  the Washington D.C. Forum + Dinner*:


Sunday November 15, 2015
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Is Indonesia Facing an Economic Crisis?

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri
Former Minister of Finance of Indonesia

Dr. Joel Hellman
Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 
Georgetown University

Embassy of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

*Dinner will be provided by TN

TN is an organization committed to inspire, cultivate and empower succeeding generations of Indonesian youth passionate about Indonesia’s development.

It is critical for us to discuss Indonesia’s current economic state. We see signs of slowing economic growth potentially caused by both domestic circumstances, and external conditions. How can we boost employment? How can we ensure opportunities for all levels of society, including ourselves? How can we navigate uncertain currency valuations as we study abroad? How can Indonesia’s public and private sector work together to boost a stagnating economy?

This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to interact with peers, mentors, and our distinguished speakers and discuss the questions and topics posed above, in addition to any questions you may have.


3.00 pm – Guests + Speakers arrive/mingle
3.40 pm – TN Introductory Presentation
4.00 pm – “Indonesia’s Economy: Facts + Figures”
4.30 pm – Break
4.45 pm – Forum**
6.00 pm – Dinner

*The Lecture is a short, informative, and engaging presentation by a member of Think Nusantara that informs the attendees on the forum’s topic. Each Forum hosted by Think Nusantara will include these lecture series in order to provide attendees with better context prior to entering the forum discussion.
**The Forum is the evening’s main event, and will comprise of three panelists with varying backgrounds in order to provide attendees with a diverse range of perspectives.

During the forum and dinner, we encourage you to share your opinions on the matter with our distinguished guests and speakers. Attached to this email is your invitation and our organization’s profile for your review.

This event is free and open to the public. However, due to limited seating, you must RSVP to this event at:

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