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Sept 25, 2017 – “H.E. Retno Marsudi Keynote Address at The Asia Society”

EVENT DATE: 2017-09-25

TIME: 4:15 – 5:00 PM


The Asia Society is delighted to host Her Excellency Retno Marsudi, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, for an address on “a Global Ecosystem of Peace and Stability,” followed by a moderated discussion with Asia Society Policy Institute’s Daniel Russel.

Minister Marsudi will provide insight into the county’s vision towards regional peace and stability in the face of current challenges.

For more details on the event, please click HERE.


H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi is the first female Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia — sworn in as member of President Joko Widodo’s Working Cabinet in 2014. She has served as Ambassador of Indonesia to the Netherlands (2012-2014), and as Ambassador to Norway and Iceland (2005-2008). Between her ambassadorial positions, she served as Director General for America and Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was one of the key negotiators for the establishment of the Comprehensive Partnership between Indonesia and the Netherlands. She is the recipient of the Order of Merit (Grand Officer-the Second Highest Decoration) for her extraordinary contribution to the bilateral relations between Indonesia and the Kingdom of Norway.

Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he served until recently as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region.