Public Lecture : The Indonesian Economy—Potentials and its Role in the Asia-Pacific Region
|日時:||2012年6月22日（金） 16:30 - 18:00|
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies(GSAPS), Waseda University
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|講演者:||H.E. Mr. Muhammad Lutfi (Indonesia Ambassador to Japan)
About the Speaker:
H.E. Mr. Muhammad Lutfi was born in Jakarta in 1969 and graduated from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. At age 29, he became Chairman of Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association for Greater Jakarta (HIPMI JAYA) during 1998-2001, and later became National Chairman of HIPMI during 2001-2004. In 2008, he was recognized as an influential young leader by the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. In 2010, he was appointed as Ambassador to Japan, and is the youngest person in charge of Indonesia’s largest embassy.
Professor Lim Hua Sing, GSAPS
The lecture aims at examining the role of Indonesia in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia was one of the five founders of ASEAN when it was established in 1967. Since then, Indonesia has been playing a very important role, not to say an indispensable role, in promoting and strengthening political, economic and diplomatic cooperation among the ASEAN member countries, as well as ASEAN’s external relations with the world. Indonesia has been playing a more and more important role in promoting the AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area) and politico-economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Rim. In recent years, as Indonesia has succeeded in stable and high economic growth, it has become one of the emerging economies and is qualified to be a member of the BRIICs (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia and China). The BRIICs will play a more and more important role in shaping and contributing to the world economy, as the Western nations, especially the USA, the EU and Japan, have encountered serious sovereign debt crisis and financial crisis. Indonesia has potentials to succeed in further sustainable economic development and its role in Southeast Asia and in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be strengthened and prompted.
Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies(WIAPS) East Asian Regional Research Unit
WIAPS, Waseda University