The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore, have convened a series of webinars to provide a discussion platform for issues related to regional dynamics and cooperation amidst global changes in the Indo-Pacific.
The region is in no shortage of global challenges with the ongoing United States-China trade war and rising strategic rivalry, in addition to regional flashpoints in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. The COVID-19 pandemic will further heighten competition and increase the need for cooperation among countries in the Indo-Pacific.
For the first webinar in the series, Dr Natalegawa will share his insights on the regional dynamics post-COVID-19, possible forms of cooperation amidst changes in the region, and what Indonesia can do in order to advocate such cooperation.
About the Speaker
R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa served as Foreign Minister of Indonesia (2009 – 2014). He is the author of “Does ASEAN Matter? A view from Within” (ISEAS Publishing – 2018). He is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation.
He is also presently Asia Society Policy Institute Distinguished Fellow; a member of the International Academic Advisory Committee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies; the Southeast Asia Advisory Board of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS – Washington, D.C.); International Crisis Group Board of Trustees; Global Advisory Committee of the Jeju Forum; University of Western Australia’s Public Policy Institute Advisory Board; the Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Ottawa and is a Prominent Research Scholar of the Bank of Indonesia Institute. He is a member of the UN Secretary- General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament and the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.
He served in the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises and UN President of the General Assembly’s 72nd Session Team of External Advisors.
Dr Natalegawa was Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN (2007-2009); Ambassador to the UK and also to Ireland (2005-2007); and Indonesia’s Director General for ASEAN Cooperation.
He has been cited as “one of the most respected foreign policy and international security thinkers of his generation, both within Indonesia, in South-east Asia, and in the broader Asia-Pacific region”.
Dr Natalegawa earned a D.Phil. from the ANU; an M.Phil. from University of Cambridge; and a BSc (Hons) from the LSE.