The Indonesia Conference @ CSIS

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • The Sumitro Chair will host The Indonesia Conference @ CSIS on Thursday, May 16, 2013, as the fourth in its ongoing Asia Pacific Conferences @ CSIS series. The full day program will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel.

    The conference will feature keynote remarks by Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa and defense minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro panels by an all-star line up of Indonesian and U.S. ministers, senior officials, thought leaders, business executives, and the media.   

    The focus of the discussion is to put new ideas and energy into the US Indonesia relationship generally, and specifically to table and discuss ideas that CSIS will develop into recommendations for taking the Indonesia-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership to a new level by 2020. CSIS’ Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies is writing a major research document and preparing a set of recommendations on the U.S.-Indonesia relationship ahead of President Obama’s October trip to Bali and Brunei Darussalam for the APEC and East Asia Summit, respectively.

    The Indonesia Conference will focus on three key areas: 

    1. Indonesia’s Role in the development of an integrated ASEAN and Indo-Pacific region
    2. Defining a fair and sustainable economic partnership
    3. Enhancing security and stability in the Indo-Pacific

    Agenda

     

    0830   Registration of Participants

    0900   Welcoming Remarks:

    Mr. Ernest Z. Bower 
    Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    His Excellency Dr. Dino Patti Djalal 
    Ambassador of Indonesia to the United States

    0930   Introductory remarks

    Mr. Joseph Yun
    Acting Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    U.S. Department of State

    0945   The Indonesian Perspective of the Indo-Pacific

    Keynote Address:

    His Excellency Dr. R. M. Marty M. Natalegawa 
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

    1030   Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Speakers:

    His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri
    Ambassador to the United States
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

    The Honorable Kurt Campbell
    Chairman and CEO
    The Asia Group

    The Honorable J. Stapleton Roy 
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, USINDO Co-Chair, and
    Director of the Kissinger Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center

    Mr. Endy Bayuni 
    Senior Editor
    The Jakarta Post

    Moderator: 

    Mr. Ernest Z. Bower
    Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    1145   Luncheon: Strengthening the Economic Relationship        

    1215   Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Speakers:

    The Honorable Patricia M. Loui 
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Export-Import Bank of the United States

    Mr. Anoop Singh
    Director, Asia and Pacific Department
    International Monetary Fund

    Mr. Yos Harmen
    Director
    Indonesia Investment Promotion Center

    Dr. Douglas Ramage 
    Chairman – Trade & Investment Committee 
    American Chamber of Commerce of Indonesia
    Managing Director - Indonesia 
    BowerGroupAsia

    Mr. John Riady 
    Chairman
    KIKAS-KADIN

    Moderator:

    Mr. Murray Hiebert 
    Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    1345   Refreshment Break               

    1400   Building Security Partnerships in Asia

    Keynote Address:

    His Excellency Purnomo Yusgiantoro [via video conference]
    Minister of Defense
    Ministry of Defense of Indonesia  

    1445   Panel Discussion and Q&A 

    Speakers:

    Mr. Vikram J. Singh
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia 
    U.S. Department of Defense

    The Honorable Hayono Isman 
    Member of Commission I: Defense, Foreign Affairs and Information
    People’s Representative Council

    Mr. Bambang Harymurti
    Editor-in-Chief
    Tempo

    Moderator:

    Mr. Ernest Z. Bower 
    Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    1545   Conference closes

     

     

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