CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with Dr. Marty Natalegawa
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to present the CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Forum featuring Dr. Marty Natalegawa, former foreign minister of the Republic of Indonesia and author of the newly-released Does ASEAN Matter: A View From Within. Written by the highly regarded diplomat, former ambassador and foreign minister of Indonesia, this book offers a unique insider-perspective on the present and future relevance of ASEAN. The book seeks to answer the following questions: How can ASEAN build upon its past contributions to the peace, security and prosperity of Southeast Asia, to the wider East Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the Indo-Pacific regions? More fundamentally and a sine qua non, how can ASEAN continue to ensure that peace, security and prosperity prevail in Southeast Asia? And, equally central, how can ASEAN become more relevant to the peoples of ASEAN, such that its contributions can be genuinely felt in making better the lives of its citizens?
Dr. Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa served as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. He currently, inter alia, serves as a member of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. He began his career with the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1986. He served at the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN in New York (1994-99); as Director for International Organizations (2001-2); concurrently Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director General for ASEAN Cooperation, and Spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs (2002-5); Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s and also to Ireland (2005-7); and Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN in New York (2007-9), including, among others, serving as President of the Security Council in November 2007. Dr. Natalegawa earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Australian National University in 1993; a Master of Philosophy degree from Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge in 1985; and a BSc (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984.
Copies of Does ASEAN Matter: A View From Within will be available for purchase.
This event was made possible with support from Pertamina.