The CSIS Southeast Asia Program, with support from Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), launched the CSIS-BNI Initiative in 2018. The project consists of three main components that will play a leading role in advancing a high-level policy dialogue on the U.S.-Indonesia relationship: the CSIS-BNI Roundtables on Economics and Trade, the CSIS-BNI U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue, and the CSIS-BNI Annual Conference.
CSIS-BNI Roundtables on Economics and Trade
The CSIS-BNI Roundtables on Economics and Trade bring together members of the policy community to constructively discuss economic engagement between the United States and Southeast Asia. In 2018, CSIS will host off-the-record roundtables on financial, investment, and trade relations between the United States and Southeast Asia. These discussions will inform policy papers, providing U.S. and Southeast Asian stakeholders timely conclusions and recommendations.
CSIS-BNI U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue
The CSIS-BNI U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue is a forum for key influencers from the United States and Indonesia to confer on the U.S.-Indonesia relationship across economic, security, and people-to-people dimensions. The dialogue aims to encourage trust and candid discussion between its participants with the hope of building a stronger founder for future cooperation. This off-the-record meeting will inform a policy paper that will be circulated to U.S. and Southeast Asian stakeholders and foster stronger ties between the United States and Indonesia.
CSIS-BNI Annual Conference
The 2018 CSIS-BNI Annual Conference will focus on U.S.-Indonesia relations 20 years following Indonesia’s democratic transition. The conference will focus attention in Washington on the importance of the relationship and foster dialogue on key issues for the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership.