European Institute for Asian Studies
A More Activist Foreign Policy? Indonesia and ASEAN under Jokowi
  • Start03:30 PM - May 26 2016
  • End05:00 PM - May 26 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels
  • +32 2230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

 

»A more activist foreign policy?

Indonesia and ASEAN under Jokowi« 

Expert exchange with Felix Heiduk,Associate, SWP Berlin;

commented by Mr Bruno Hellendorff, Research Fellow, Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP)

and

Mr Steven Everts, Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service

Moderation: Ms Theresa Fallon, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies

 

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 15h30 – 17h00

A reception will follow

 

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor,      1000 Brussels

We thank the German Federal Foreign Office for its support for this event.

 

 

For years Indonesia has been a key driver of regional integration processes in South East Asia. Because of its regional leadership role it has been widely regarded to be a key partner for Europe. However, since president Joko Widodo (»Jokowi«) has taken office in 2014, Indonesia’s foreign policy has taken a more nationalistic twist, raising concern amongst neighbours and extra-regional partners of a change of course in Jakarta’s foreign policy and a deflection from its regional leadership role in ASEAN.

 

In order to address these uncertainties and to anticipate change and continuity in Jokowi’s foreign policy, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) cordially invite you to an expert exchange on this highly topical issue with Felix Heiduk, Associate of SWP’s Asia Division and author of a recent SWP policy paper on Indonesian foreign policy, with analytical insights provided by Mr Bruno Hellendorff (GRIP), and Mr Steven Everts (EEAS). 

 

This event will be held in English under the Chatham House Rule* and is followed by a reception.

 

*As the Chatham House Rule applies participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. As a matter of confidentiality, photographs, video or audio recordings as well as all kinds of activities on social media are not allowed during our meetings


This expert seminar will address the uncertainties of Indonesia’s foreign policy under Jokowi, which has taken a more nationalistic twist since Jokowi took office, raising concern amongst neighbours and extra-regional partners of a change of course in Jakarta’s foreign policy and a deflection from its regional leadership role in ASEAN.

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