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

The 2009 U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership: Engaging the Non-Government Sector

On Tuesday, October 6, The United States – Indonesia Society (USINDO) hosted a conference in Jakarta entitled The 2009 U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership: Engaging the Non-Government Sector. The conference provided an opportunity for the Indonesian public to provide input and to offer recommendations on the content of the forthcoming partnership between the two countries. It brought…

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Women in Indonesian Film

Please join USINDO and the Embassy of Indonesia for a discussion of one of the world’s most dynamic film industry, which serves a growing audience of some 40 million people. Following political reforms in 1998, Indonesia’s film industry has exploded with awards-winning films and box office hits, with local films attracting millions of viewers and…

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Open Forum with Dr. Ismeth Abdullah, Governor of Riau Islands Province

Governor Abdullah recounted the vital statistics describing his province: Established in 2004 Consists of 2, 400 islands; 60% inhabited Surface area measures 250, 000 sq/km;  5% land Rich in iron ore, tin, gas, fisheries, and oil Population 1.2M; 700k in Batam; 200k in Bintan; 100k in Karimun The Special Economic Zone, which is comprised of…

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Legislative Board of the House of Representatives (DPR-RI)

USINDO Brief:  A strong and functioning legislative system is considered to be an essential part of a thriving democracy.  USINDO sponsored an Open Forum on Indonesia’s legislative system in which Parliamentarians from the Legislative Board of the House of Representatives (DPR) discussed the weaknesses currently facing the legislative system in Indonesia and the main objectives…

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