Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events

USINDO Special Events are half-day or full-day events where participants examine major trends in the United States and Indonesia, welcome newly assigned Ambassadors/special envoys to each country, or explore core political and economic developments in Indonesia and the US. These events bring Indonesians, Americans, and scholars from other countries together to discuss in-depth topical issues. The Society is also humbled to work in a concerted joint effort with other NGOs, both Indonesian and American, to carry out these events.

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

August 18, 2010

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

August 18, 2010

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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Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity

August 18, 2010

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

August 18, 2010

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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