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1986, Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1987-1988, Foreign service course, Jakarta, Indonesia

1990-1991, Masters degree program, the University of Wollongong, New South
Wales, Australia

1992-1996, Vice Consul, Indonesian Consulate General, San Francisco, CA, USA

1999-2001, Political officer, Indonesian Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon

2001-2004, Counselor/ Information Officer, Indonesian Embassy, Hanoi,

2004-2006, deputy director for South and Central Asia region, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Indonesia

2006-present, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, Embassyof Indonesia,
Washington, D.C.


ACWA invites diplomats from embassies of countries that are important partners with the U.S., both in trade and politics, and long-term in addressing important global challenges. ACWA originated this program in 2005. View archives of previous participants.

In addition to the formal evening event, diplomats participate in ACWA's award-winning Global Scholars program for high-school students. ACWA also arranges sessions with executives and economists engaged in global trade in Northeast Ohio. The content of all programs is developed specifically for ACWA program attendees.

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Hilton Akron/Fairlawn


Indonesia Today — Vigorous Democracy & Strategic U.S. Partner

Minister Counselor for Political Affairs
Embassy of Indonesia, Washington, D.C.


Gustanto discussed ways in which the bilateral U.S.-Indonesia partnership will support new and expanded initiatives in both countries within the new Comprehensive Partnership. He also provided perspectives on his country's transition to democracy and its unique geography as the world's largest archipelago.

With the inauguration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2004, Indonesia became the third largest democracy in the world, after India and the U.S. Today, the country has one of the strongest global economies, and its citizens value and benefit from its open and tolerant society.

Gustanto, in his formal presentation, provided:

  • An overview of recent Indonesia history, focusing on his country's transformation to democracy after centuries of occupation by foreign powers.
  • Perspective on the extraordinary geography of his country, a nation of islands stretching 3,200 miles, roughly the distance between New York and Los Angeles, with some 400 volcanos, one of which erupted on August 29 in North Sumatra.
  • The bilateral goals and benefits of the historic new Comprehensive Partnership with its focus on trade, science and technology, education, and military cooperation/anti-terrorism.

We invite you to attend this important event and extend your welcome and your questions and comments to Gustanto.

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3180 West Market Street - Fairlawn
(Across from Summit Mall — Ghent Road Exit from I-77)

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Dinner and Program with Q&A Session

6:00 p.m. Registration
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

Individual Registrations
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Non-Members - $45

Formal Program Only

7:15 p.m. Registration
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

Individual Registrations
Members - $12
Non-Members - $15

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Registrations are due no later than Friday, October 8, 2010.

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