Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under President Jokowi



About the Seminar

As much of the analysis on Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has centred on domestic politics, this seminar examines the foreign policy aspect of Jokowi’s administration. The presentation will be divided into two parts. The first will provide an appraisal of Indonesia’s foreign policy in Jokowi’s first term from 2014 to 2019, while the second will provide a prognosis of Indonesia’s foreign policy during Jokowi’s second term, after his recent re-election in May 2019.

About the Speaker

Dr Dino Patti Djalal is the Founder and Head of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, a non-profit and non-partisan think-tank based in Jakarta. Dr Djalal also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Resources Institute of Indonesia, and Chairman of the Indonesian Lecturers Association. A retired career diplomat, Dr Djalal served as Indonesia’s Ambassador to the United States from 2010 to 2013. He was presidential spokesperson for former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono from 2004 to 2010. A prolific writer, Dr Djalal has authored 9 books. One of them titled ‘Harus Bisa!’ (Yes, We Can) became a national bestseller with some 2 million copies sold and translated to 7 languages. He is an avid youth advocate and founder of the World Congress of Indonesian Diasporas. For his meritorious and distinguished service to the nation of Indonesia, Dr Djalal was conferred the Bintang Jasa Utama and Bintang Mahaputra medals in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Dr Djalal obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University and his Master’s degree in the same discipline from Simon Fraser University. He completed his PhD in International Relations in 2000 at the London School of Economics and Political Science under the supervision of the late Professor Michael Leifer.


For registration, please click here. Registration closes on 21 August 2019.


Aug 23 2019


10:00 am - 11:30 am


ISEAS Seminar Room 2