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

USINDO Special Event to Welcome Ambassador Dino Djalal

Please join us for this USINDO Special Event welcoming Ambassador Djalal and Ibu Rosa Djalal to Washington, and commemorating the inaugural meeting of the Joint Commission of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership. The evening will include remarks by Assistant Secretary Campbell, Ambassador Djalal, and others; brief video presentations on Indonesia and the U.S.-Indonesia relationship; and traditional…

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What You Really Need to Know about the U.S.-Indonesian Security Relationship

On August 26, USINDO hosted an Open Forum on U.S.-Indonesian Security issues with the recently returned Senior Defense Officer/Defense Attaché to Jakarta, Colonel Kevin Richards. In 2006, Colonel Richards was sent to Indonesia with the mission to re-establish the U.S. Military relationship with Indonesia.  When he arrived, the US and Indonesian militaries had not participated…

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The U.S. – Indonesian Security Relationship

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Scher will discuss U.S. the evolving U.S. foreign policy towards Indonesia with regards to security and defense. The discussion is the second in a policy briefing series prepared by USINDO in advance of President Obama’s visit to Indonesia in late March 2010. The United States and Indonesia are about to…

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Perspectives from the Indonesian Media – Wednesday, March 31st (3:00 pm)

Shanti Ruwyastuti is a leading host and deputy news director for one of Indonesia’s largest news stations, Metro TV. She is currently visiting the United States in order to produce news reports on topics ranging from healthcare to US-Indonesian relations. Asia Society members are invited to listen to Ms.Ruwyastuti’s insights on popular topics in Indonesia…

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Indonesia’s Colossal, Vital, and Unusual Role in the Global Climate Change Debate

Peter Riggs will lead a discussion on Indonesia’s role in global climate change negotiations and Indonesia’s actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the global level, President Yudhoyono made a dramatic national commitment of emission reductions last year, and Indonesia has urged adoption by ASEAN of the Copenhagen Accord. Riggs will unpack both the…

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An Informal Discussion of Indonesia’s Economic Outlook

We are delighted to invite our USINDO audience to attend an informal breakfast discussion on Indonesia’s current economic outlook with Indonesia’s distinguished Minister of Trade, Dr. Mari Pangestu. In April the World Bank released a report on Indonesia’s quarterly economic outlook, which projects growth rates higher than pre-crisis levels, and recently in Washington, VP Boediono…

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