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Indonesia Program

SIS ASEAN SEA-NET

Introduction

The Indonesia Program at American University is an attempt to emulate the success of American Corners in Indonesia: providing the means to bridge understanding about America for Indonesians.  The School of International Service at American University was chosen to host the Indonesia Program for 2013 due to its strategic location and availability of resources.
Objectives:

  1. Provide an alternative public sphere for interactions and dialogue between Americans and Indonesians
  2. Facilitate Indonesian officials travelling to Washington with a ready venue to disseminate information for the Indonesian and American public
  3. Present Indonesian cultural performances, information, and education to American people as well as the Indonesian diaspora
  4. Serve as a hub regarding education and scholarship opportunities in Indonesia

In the first annum, the Indonesia Program at SIS will deliver the following programs:

  1. Seminar/ Policy Dialogue plan once every two months, aligned with the Fall and Spring academic calendar, on Indonesia-related topics
  2. Display and performance of Indonesian culture and arts
  3. Disseminating information about tourism and trade in Indonesia
  4. Screening Indonesian documentaries and films
  5. Other activities conducted by Indonesian students and diaspora

Events

April 16: “Hyper, Hybrid and Hip: The Indonesia Embassy’s New Approach to Diplomacy,” talk by H.E. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, and Dean James Goldgeier of the School of International Service (Letts Formal Lounge)

May 5: “Go West Sumatra,” cultural event co-sponsored by Rumah Indonesia and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (SIS Abramson Family Founders Room)

Contact Us

ASEAN Studies Forum
School of International Service
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016-8071
aseanstudiescenterAU@gmail.com
1-202-885-1688