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

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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