Dear Members of the USINDO community:

USINDO invites you to attend a special symposium on U.S.- Indonesia Relations at 70: History, Policy, and the Future , being held jointly by USINDO, the Hudson Institute, and the Embassy of Indonesia Tuesday July 9 from 9:45 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. This will be a fascinating event on the past and future of the bilateral relationship.

The joint event notice is below. As space is limited please register, using the link in the joint notice below, as soon as possible -- preferably by Wednesday July 3 at 4:00 p.m. 

For questions, call 202 232 1400 or email . Please enjoy this event!


David Merrill
U.S.- Indonesia Relations at 70:
History, Policy, and the Future
UN, Dutch, American, and Indonesian representatives meeting to attempt to facilitate solutions for Indonesian-Dutch status issues, USS Renville, Java Sea, January 1948
Tuesday, July 9

9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hudson Institute
Stern Policy Center
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004
Marking the 70th anniversary of U.S.-Indonesian diplomatic relations, Hudson Institute, the U.S.-Indonesia Society (USINDO), and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia will host a symposium to explore the history of the bilateral relationship, discuss future opportunities and challenges facing the world’s second and third largest democracies, and ways to enhance the relationship in the future.

In the morning session, experts, diplomats, and historians from both countries will discuss the profound and sometimes tumultuous early history of the bilateral relationship, which provides the foundation for the relationship between the two countries today. During lunch, there will be an update from policymakers on the current state of the growing U.S.-Indonesian Strategic Partnership. After lunch, an expert panel will engage in a Round Table discussion to consider ways to enhance the Strategic Partnership and the possible trajectory of the relationship.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to . This event will be livestreamed here . It will also be videotaped for posting.

His Excellency Mahendra Siregar
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the U.S. and former Head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board, Vice Minister of Finance, Vice Minister of Trade, and Chairman and CEO of Eximbank Indonesia
The Honorable Randall G. Schriver
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Professor Robert J. McMahon
Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Ohio State University, and author of Colonialism and Cold War: The United States and the Struggle for Indonesian Independence, 1945-49
Professor Baskara T. Wardaya
History Professor, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and author of several books on Indonesia's post-colonial history, including Cold War Shadow: US Policies toward Indonesia, 1953-1963
Professor Ann Marie Murphy (Commentator - morning session)
Professor and Director, Center for Emerging Powers and Transnational Trends, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy (Commentator - afternoon session)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, China, and Singapore and Distinguished Scholar, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center