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.

Upcoming Open Forums

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Past Open Forums

Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity

Please join us for the launching of “Understanding Islam in Indonesia” by book author Dr. Robert Pringle, who will also have signed copies of the book available. Commentators on the book will be Dr. Jonah Blank, Policy Director for South and Southeast Asia for the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate, and Salman…

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Lessons from Indonesia's Economic Reform: Poverty Alleviation and Implications of the Global Economic Crisis

In 1998 the Government of Indonesia enacted several social safety net programs in support of food security, employment creation, education, and health, among others. These were accomplished in the face of the expected burden on poor and newly poor households due to the Indonesian economic crisis, which quickly followed the Asian Financial Crisis. The Indonesian…

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

No other bilateral issue has been more heatedly debated than the U.S.-Indonesian security relationship. Is the U.S. resuming training of the Indonesian Army Special Forces Command (KOPASSUS)? Has the Indonesian military undergone sufficient reform? What is the real scope of the Leahy Law? What does “limited program of engagement” mean in the context U.S. military…

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Of Geckos and Crocodiles: Evaluating Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Efforts

Speaker: Michael Buehler, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Southeast Asian Studies at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Open Forum co-sponsored with CSIS Indonesia’s anti-corruption measures began 10 years ago with the Clean Government Law, the first comprehensive act that clarified the definition of corruption and outlined the charges and procedures for prosecution. Over the…

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The New Indonesia

USINDO is delighted to announce a special open forum with Professor Dr. Dorojatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, on the topic of “The New Indonesia.” His talk will consider the strides Indonesia has made in its economic and political development over the past several years, as well as his perspective on the new Administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.…

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The New Indonesia: Current Program and Future Directions

USINDO Advisor Dr. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti spoke on the advances Indonesia has made in its economic and political development over the past decade, the challenges it still faces, his perspective on the new Administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and lessons learned from the 1997 crisis for Indonesia today. Dr. Dorodjatun began his discussion with a…

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