Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


Open Forums

On-the-record discussion programs in Jakarta and Washington DC on the full range of issues of interest in U.S-Indonesian relations, including The U.S-Indonesia Strategic Partnership, the new U.S. administration, Indonesia and U.S. elections, U.S and Indonesian foreign policy, economy, trade and business, etc.

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Past Open Forums

Special Open Forum on U.S. Presidential Election: Outlook, Issues, and Significance of Domestic and Foreign Policy

USINDO held a Special Open Forum October 1 on the U.S. Presidential Election: Outlook, Issues, and Significance for Domestic and Foreign Policy, featuring distinguished panelists Casimir A. Yost (Senior Fellow at the Institute for Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University), and Dr. Jonah Blank (Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation). Both are former senior staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Outlook:…

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USINDO – U.S. Embassy Jakarta Open Forum on Accelerating the Growth of U.S.-Indonesia Trade & Investment

As part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of U.S.- Indonesia diplomatic relations, USINDO and the U.S. Embassy Jakarta co-hosted a public discussion focusing on Accelerating the Growth of U.S.-Indonesia Trade and Investment at @america on 13 December 2019. The event consisted of a moderated panel discussion featuring three eminent experts on trade and…

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USINDO JKT Open Forum: Accelerating the Growth of U.S.-Indonesia Trade and Investment

On December 13th, 2019, USINDO Jakarta, the U.S. Embassy Jakarta, and @america held an Open Forum on “Accelerating the Growth of U.S.-Indonesia Trade & Investment” with Muhammad Lutfi (President Commissioner P.T. MEDCO Energi Internasional Tbk.), Douglas Ramage (Managing Director of BowerGroupAsia), and Sunny J. Park (Assistant General Counsel and APAC Regional Director of Microsoft Asia…

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Luncheon Discussion with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

USINDO in collaboration with AmCham Indonesia proudly hosted a luncheon discussion with the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on November 6, 2019 in Jakarta. Speaking at the luncheon, Secretary Ross reiterated the US’ commitment to strengthen relations with Indonesia under the Open and Free Indo Pacific Strategy.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ He highlighted the potential for US…

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Book Discussion: “Fragments From a Mobile Life” by Margaret Sullivan

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. USINDO Event Room 1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 550, Washington D.C., 20036   The United States-Indonesia Society and the US-Philippines Society cordially invite you to join us as author and veteran Asia hand Margaret Sullivan discusses her new book, Fragments From a Mobile Life, imparting her…

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USINDO-CSIS Open Forum “The Role of Religion in Politics: Comparing Recent Trends in Indonesia and the United States” – October 2, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, USINDO Jakarta Office and CSIS Indonesia hosted a Politics and Public Policy Forum on “The Role of Religion in Politics: Comparing Recent Trends in Indonesia and the United States”. The distinguished speakers are Dr. Peter Mandaville (Senior Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs)…

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