The Rise of Emerging Powers in the 21st Century: A Perspective from Indonesia

Thursday March 14, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


H.E. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America


Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, a speech writer, youth activist, academic and national best-selling author, and formerly a Special Staffer for International Affairs and Presidential Spokesman for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, (2004-2010), was appointed Ambassador to the USA in May of 2010, and presented his credentials in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2010, to President Barack Obama. Previously, Dr. Djalal joined the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs in 1987, and after postings in Dili, London and Washington DC, became Director for North American Affairs. Early in his career, he assisted in conflict resolution in Cambodia, Moro - The Philippines, South China Sea, and East Timor. Working closely with the Pentagon, Dr. Djalal initiated the "US-Indonesia Security Dialogue", an annual bilateral consultation on security issues conceived in 2001. In 2008, he established the "Innovative Leaders Forum" to promote innovative young leadership in Indonesia. Dr. Djalal is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy; a member of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs; a Board Member of the World Resources Institute; and founder of Modernisator - a movement of Indonesian young achievers. He has appeared on radio shows universities in Indonesia promoting open pluralistic nationalism and a new Indonesian internationalism. The author of many articles for domestic and international media, Dr. Djalal has written multiple books including the national best-seller "Harus Bisa!" (The Can Do Leadership) which has sold over 1.7 million copies. He is considered one of five most influential Indonesian politicians to communicate prolifically through Twitter.

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