Tentative Agenda



Please note that these sessions are still in progress and may be subject to change.

Opening Plenary Ceremony

Main Hall The Kasablanka
09:00 - 10:30 WIB

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Founder of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)

H.E. Retno L. P. Marsudi

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia


Break Out for Parallel Sessions

10:30 - 10:45 WIB

Parallel Session A • 10:45 - 11:55

How Do We Cool Off The Hot Peace:

Brainstorming The Possibilities

Main Hall The Kasablanka
10:45 - 11:55 WIB

Multilateralism, respect towards sovereignty and the rule of law, have been the foundation of world peace and strategic cooperation since the end of the 2nd World War. Yet, they are being put aside as major powers revisit nationalistic approaches of the past to carry out Foreign Policy Agendas. While traditional security threats persist, as seen in the Crimean Crisis, South China Sea, deadlock in nuclear negotiations, contemporary rivalries and sharp rhetorics have transgressed to issues of trade, technology, artificial intelligence, development of 5G network, Connectivity, Illegal Migration. The list goes on and on. Global stability has more or less been unraveled. Whilst no major powers have been drawn into open conflict, they are not moving closer towards peace and reconciliation either. What does the future hold and what are the options to cool off this Hot Peace?

H.E. Dr. Marty Natalegawa

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia (2009-2014)

H.E. Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki

President, Nakasone Peace Institute

Prof. Stephen Smith

Professor of International Law, University of Western Australia

Moderated by

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)


Who Will Be Pushing The Global Agenda? Renewing The Primacy Of Multilateralism In A Time Of Rivalry And Populism

Curacao Room

10:45 - 11:55 WIB

In a time of returning great power rivalries, the virtues of a multilateral order are being put to the test. Tendency towards transactionalism has more or less pushed aside multilateralism and the rules-based international order, in exchange for a more inward-looking and a win-lose strategy. Trust-deficit towards Multilateralism is worsened by the growing sentiment of populism and even stronger nationalistic narratives. Me-first policies are becoming more prevalent. Modern-day Multilateralism is indeed under strain. Who will defend the primacy of Multilateralism in the 21st Century?

H.E. Dr. Nur Hassan Wirajuda

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia (2001-2009)

H.E. Vincent Piket

Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar

Research Professor, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Prof. Ken Jimbo

Senior Research Fellow, Canon Institute for Global Studies

Prof. Cheng Yawen

Head of Political Science Department, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University

Moderated by

Dr. Landry Haryo Subianto

Chief Country Representative, US-ASEAN Business Council


ASEAN, ASEAN Centrality, And The Indo-Pacific: Can They Change The Geostrategic Chessboard?

Think Tank Partner: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
University Partner: ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

Aruba Room

10:45 - 11:55 WIB

Positioned at the heart of the Indo-Pacific, ASEAN-member countries have declared their own understanding of the concept by reasserting the importance of ASEAN Centrality in the midst of emerging and competing visions and strategies by external powers. After more than a year of deliberations, 10 ASEAN member countries, unanimously adopted the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP), whose draft was proposed by Indonesia, to clarify their shared strategic view on this new and hotly debated regional architecture, at the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. This document is meant to guide the collective policy and actions of ASEAN member countries to preserve peace and cooperation with its surrounding regions centered on ASEAN Centrality and ASEAN-led mechanisms. Through the AOIP, ASEAN is demonstrating its ownership of the region and its own way of interpreting the concept and not let extra regional powers dominate or dictate in any way. How far can ASEAN  change the geostrategic chessboard?

H.E. Amb. Jose Tavares

Director General for ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

Dr. Kavi Chongkittavorn

Senior Communication Advisor, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Prof. Richard Heydarian
Research Fellow, National Chengchi University

Moderated by

Dr. Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti

Deputy Dean for Cooperation, Alumni, and Research, FISIPOL, Universitas Gadjah Mada


Building Bridges:

Indonesia And The Infrastructure ‘Cold War’

Think Tank Partner: Perth USAsia Centre

Grenada Room
10:45 - 11:55 WIB

An ‘infrastructure cold war’ is emerging. Infrastructure gaps are a top barrier to trade and economic integration in the Indo-Pacific region and since 2010 governments have launched a number of initiatives to remedy the problem. Among the most prominent initiatives are China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Japan’s Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PQI), but there are many others. In an era where geostrategic rivalry in the region is increasing, infrastructure has become a vehicle for great power competition.

Enter Indonesia, the maritime fulcrum at the region’s core. President Jokowi had styled himself the ‘infrastructure president’ and has overseen the development of hundreds of projects, including a new US$33-billion project to relocate the capital. With many initiatives active in its territory, Indonesia finds itself in a position to reduce geopolitical tensions by building linkages between seemingly competing initiatives.

Dr. Ir. Ridwan Djamaluddin

Deputy Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia

Tang Qifang

Associate Research Fellow, Department for International and Strategic Studies, China Institute for International Studies (CIIS)

Dr. Sae Chi

Research Associate, Planning, and Transport Research Centre, University of Western Australia

Dr. Tomoo Kikuchi

Adjunct Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

Rainier Haryanto

Ph.D. Candidate, University of New South Wales

Trissia Wijaya

Ph.D. Candidate, Murdoch University

Moderated by

Prof. Gordon Flake

CEO, Perth USAsia Centre



Barbados Room

10:45 - 11:55 WIB

As the one of most anticipated sessions at the Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) 2019, Diplomacy Clinic primarily focuses on providing a forum whereby students can interact directly with Ambassadors and obtain invaluable insights regarding their research interest or future ambitions. This insight will be very useful to enrich their knowledge and motivate them to become successful. This is also a unique opportunity for Ambassadors to interact with the Indonesian youth and collect diverse point of views, while at the same time introducing their country’s policies to the grassroots.

H.E.  Lyudmila Georgievna Vorobieva

Ambassador of Russia to Indonesia

H.E. Hilton Fisher

Ambassador of South Africa to Indonesia

H.E. Peter Schoof

Ambassador of Germany to Indonesia

H.E. Rubem Antonio Correa Barbosa

Ambassador of Brazil to Indonesia

H.E. Beata Stoczynska

Ambassador of Poland to Indonesia

H.E. Olivier Chambard

Ambassador of France to Indonesia

H.E. Faizullah Zaki

Ambassador of Afghanistan to Indonesia

Charles Michel-Geurts

Deputy Chief of Mission of European Union to Indonesia


Beasiswa Untuk Masa Depan Yang Lebih Cerah

In collaboration with Indonesia Scholarship Center

CIFP Lounge

10:45 - 11:55 WIB

Studying abroad has been a dream of many students, especially for those who look for opportunities to attend post-graduate studies. Students tend to seek scholarships to cover expenses needed. Due to this trend, CIFP-2019 provides an info session that shares a comprehensive guide to get scholarships. This session provides resourceful speakers from prominent institutions to talk about getting scholarships towards top destination countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and the Netherlands. This session will explain the guide to apply for scholarships, Common mistakes that should be avoided, and share tips and tricks to pass the interview and write a good essay.

Tanoto Foundation


Australia Awards



Lunch Break

11:55 - 13:00 WIB

Parallel Session B • 13:00 - 14:10


Indonesian Foreign Policy

Under President Jokowi’s 2nd Term:

New Priorities, New Expectations, New Initiatives? 

Main Hall The Kasablanka

13:00 - 14:10 WIB

During Jokowi’s first term, Indonesia foreign policy focused on 4 priorities namely: to maintain Indonesia’s sovereignty and national unity, to protect its citizens and legal entities abroad, elevating economic diplomacy and maintaining Indonesia’s strategic role at the world stage. Three years into his leadership, Islamic Diplomacy through Afghanistan and the Indo Pacific emerged as additional foreign policy directives. 

Now, shortly after resuming her role as Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi announced that Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in the next 5 years would be a continuation of what has been done in the past 5 years. What innovations and initiatives can we expect in the next coming years? How can Indonesia capitalize from its membership in the UNSC and the Human Rights Council, until 2020 and 2022 respectively? What will be Indonesia’s priorities when it becomes Chair of ASEAN in 2023? How will the Global Maritime Fulcrum further unfold in the 2nd term? Assessments regarding past achievements and future strategies in Indonesia’s Foreign Policy will be clearly elaborated in this highly anticipated session.

H.E. Amb. Mahendra Siregar
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Indonesia

Prof. Hikmahanto Juwana

Member of Board of Trustee, Indonesian Society of International Law (ISIL)

Prof. Aleksius Jemadu, Ph.D.

Professor of International Politics, Universitas Pelita Harapan

Dr. Dinna Wisnu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in International Relations, Political Economist, BINUS University

Kornelius Purba

Senior Editor, The Jakarta Post

Moderated by

Andini Effendi

Journalist and News Anchor, Metro TV


The Best Ideas I’ve Ever Heard:

Bright Minds Speak About Mind-Blowing Solutions To Fix Our Broken World

Curacao Room

13:00 - 14:10 WIB

The world still has a lot of problems. Despite some improvements that make world become a better place, we are still facing different challenges compared to a few decades ago such as climate change, overpopulation and artificial intelligence. In order to address those challenges, there should be bright ideas to solve them. Therefore, this session is going to discussion about the most extraordinary and inspiring ideas we have ever heard or read related to solutions or innovations to the problems we face nowadays and explain why those ideas and problems deserve attention.

M. Ridwan Kamil
Governor of West Java

Shahril Hamdan
Deputy Chief, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Youth

Maria Harfanti
Founder, Bangun Sekolah & Miss Indonesia 2015

Gracia Billy Mambrasar

Indonesian Presidential Special Staff

Moderated by

Pascalis Iswar
Kompas TV

The Biggest Mess Of All:

Regional Conflicts And Major Powers Rivalry In The Middle East

Think Tank Partner: Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Aruba Room

13:00 - 14:10 WIB

The Middle East is more combustible than ever. The region’s achilles heel is no longer just the conflict. Dangerous rifts are seen in the relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the meddling of regional and extra regional powers in Syria and many more. It is probably the most polarized  region in the world, with conflicts between extra-regional power  showcasing their powerplay in a volatile regional chessboard. It’s safe to say that the Middle East is one big, regional mess. What is actually happening in the Middle East? Why is it so difficult to sustain peace? What can be done by the Arab League to reduce animosity?  This session is expected to explore the possible scenarios for a “cooled off” Middle East and to assess the alternative approaches to bring peace and stability in the Middle East.

H.E. Mohammad Khoush Heikal Azad

Ambassador of Iran to Indonesia

H.E. Zuhair Al Shun

Ambassador of Palestine to Indonesia

Prof. Dr. M. Din Syamsuddin

Chairman of Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation Among Civilizations (CDCC)

Dr. Champa Patel

Head of Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House

Moderated by

Nostalgiawan Wahyudhi

Head of the Middle East Research Group at the Center for Political Studies (P2P), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)


The New Strategic Contest:

Addressing The Emerging Rivalries In Technology, Cyber Security, And Artificial Intelligence

University Partner: BINUS University

Grenada Room

13:00 - 14:10 WIB

The debate over the effects of artificial intelligence on human life has recently been dominated by the question on how far AI has and will actually reshape the world, interactions between countries and their governments, and the life of the global citizens. The emergence of the Fifth Generation (5G) network has been followed by  wide-spread belief that countries that will first deploy this technology will be the one who reap most of the economic and security benefits. Thus, any advancement in this sector will easily trigger the vigor and competition among countries to improve their ‘research and development’ schemes in the field of technology and artificial intelligence.


The recent rivalry between the US and China, which also resulted in frictions with Chinese leading technological company, has reaffirmed the fact that Technology, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence has become the new field of contestation, not just for companies and the private sectors, but also for countries and their governments. With the upcoming immense development in technology and AI sectors, new ways to develop shared standards and safe cyberspace must be addressed soon.

H.E. Rudiantara

Former Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia (2014-2019)

Simon Lacey

Research Fellow, China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Center, University of New South Wales

H.E. Peter Schoof

Ambassador of Germany to Indonesia

Dr Karthik Nachiappan,
Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Moderated by

Donny Agustiady

Director of Finance Function Effectiveness, PwC Indonesia



Barbados Room

13:00 - 14:10 WIB

CEO Clinic is a newly establish session within the succession of the Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) through the years. As the role of business sector become increasingly significant, CIFP-2019 provides a forum where students can meet one-on-one with the CEOs. This session aims for student to directly interact with the CEOs and get invaluable insights on business sector. This session will provide a unique opportunity for CEOs to meet with Indonesian students/youths and having them listen to perspective of CEOs on business and economic circumstances, while at the same time introducing their companies’ and its contribution to the grassroots community.

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

CEO, Sintesa Group & Vice Chairwoman, KADIN Indonesia

Raam Punjabi

Founder and Executive Producer, Tripar Multivision Plus

Jureke Widjaja Kusuma

Director, PT. Kikkoman Akufood

Neneng Goenadi

Managing Director, Grab Indonesia

Steven Kim

CEO, Qraved

James Prananto

Co-Founder, Kopi Kenangan


Beasiswa Untuk Masa Depan Yang Lebih Cerah

In collaboration with Indonesia Scholarship Center

CIFP Lounge

13:00 - 14:10 WIB

Studying abroad has been a dream of many students, especially for those who look for opportunities to attend post-graduate studies. Students tend to seek scholarships to cover expenses needed. Due to this trend, CIFP-2019 provides an info session that shares a comprehensive guide to get scholarships. This session provides resourceful speakers from prominent institutions to talk about getting scholarships towards top destination countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and the Netherlands. This session will explain the guide to apply for scholarships, Common mistakes that should be avoided, and share tips and tricks to pass the interview and write a good essay.

Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP)


American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF)

United States of America

Education USA

United States of America

Nuffic Neso indonesia

The Netherlands


Break Session

14:10 - 14:25 WIB

Parallel Session C • 14:25 - 15:35


Can The 21st Century Economic Architectures Turn Rivalries Into Cooperation?
Assessing The Future Direction Of AEC, APEC, RCEP, G20, CPTPP, WTO, BRI, And Free Trade Areas

Sponsored by Bank UOB Indonesia

Main Hall The Kasablanka

14:25 - 15:35 WIB

The recent geoeconomic trend appears to be dominated by the issue of great powers rivalries, challenge to the ‘rules-based international order’ and growing support to protectionist policies. Confidence in the mutuality of the benefits of a free and fair trade agreement has been slowly deceased and tendencies to opt for quick solutions to secure national economic advantages has been seen as a more preferable option. In other parts of the world, plans to extend and deepen networks of economic corridors in developing countries are spurring huge investments in infrastructure.

Consequently there is an increasing wariness that infrastructure plans might be part of the bigger picture of geostrategic rivalry, deepening independence instead of interdependence, thus worsening the already grim atmosphere. With the existing multilateral economic and trade agreements still actively being opted by the middle power countries, will these schemes able to turn the mistrust, competition, and rivalries into cooperation?

H.E. Airlangga Hartarto
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia

Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa

Chairman & Chief Executive, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Kotaro Tamura

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute

Dr. Victor Sumsky

Director of ASEAN Centre, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

(MGIMO University)

Wang Ruibin

Deputy Director of the Department for World Economy and Development Studies, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

Moderated by

Mohamad Al-Arief

Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Indonesia


Return Of The Angels Part IV:

Things That Worry Me, Things That Excite Me

In collaboration with Bumilangit

Curacao Room

14:25 - 15:35 WIB

The Angels are back in CIFP’s most popular session from year to year! In this special session, we invite some of Indonesia’s most influential women and celebrities and we ask them two questions: What worries you most about the future? What excites you most about the future?  In this ever-changing world which we live in, worries surrounding digital technology, artificial intelligence, climate and environmental change, extremism, misinformation, overpopulation, and a lack of connection to other people and nature has been the general theme among society. On the other hand, this session wishes to discuss the things that give us the most hope about the future. Do the youth of this  new generation inspire kindness and compassion? Will technology act as a friend instead of pose as a threat? Be sure not to miss out on what our Angels have to say by registering yourself to this session! 

Pevita Pearce


Tara Basro


Kelly Tandiono

Actress & Model

Farhannisa Suri Maimoon

News Anchor, CNN Indonesia

Farah Quinn

Indonesian Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur

Moderated by

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)


Can’t the Major Powers Get Along?

Aruba Room

14:25 - 15:35 WIB

After a momentary period of strategic cooperation following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the relation between world’s major powers seems to have deteriorated. They seem to be going in seperate directions when dealing with pressing issues in different parts of the world. The ongoing trade war and disagreements on who should lead the development of 5G, the future of technology and cyber security, further indicate that we are seeing the return of Great Powers rivalry in a much wider spectrum. How will this competition further unfold in the future?

Jonah Blank, Ph.D.

Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Tom Cargill

Executive Chair, British Foreign Policy Group (BFPG)

Anton Bespalov

Executive Director, Valdai Club

Moderated by

Bambang Harymurti

Commissioner PT. Tempo Inti Media Tbk.


Advancing Abrahamic Peace:

Can Muslims, Christians, And Jews Live In Permanent Peace Globally In The 21st Century

In collaboration with 1000 Abrahamic Circles Project

Grenada Room

14:25 - 15:35 WIB

Globally, the role of religion in creating peace and security has been increasingly prominent. In 2015, religious conflicts are the majority (56%) of all armed conflicts, as reported by Religion and Armed Conflict (RELAC) statistics (Svensson & Nilsson, 2017).  The Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism) holds an important role in this dynamic. According to PEW Research Center, 57% of the world’s population adheres to a branch of the Abrahamic religion. Yet, for the most part of our history, the adherents of these religions were in conflict with one another or hold a high level of suspicion with one another. This is often manifested into various forms of violent acts, such as attacks on houses of worship; terror acts; or even civil war. Would peace between these faiths ever be possible? How would it be translated into world peace?

Rm. Carolus Putranto, Pr

Priest of Jakarta Archdiocese

Rabbi Avraham “Avi” Bart

Community Rabbi Caulfield Hebrew Congregation Melbourne Australia &
Member of the Second Circle - 1000 Abrahamic Circles Project

Ust. Muhammad Abdullah Syukri

Head of Buntet Pesantren Cirebon & Member of the Third Circle - 1000 Abrahamic Circles Project

Pdt. Prof. Jan Sihar Aritonang

Professor of Christian, History, and Theology, Jakarta Theological Seminary (STT Jakarta)

Moderated by

Sakdiyah Ma’ruf

Indonesia Stand-up Comic


Having A Quarter-Life Crisis?

A Practitioners’ Briefing On Job Options And Careers For International Relations Students

Barbados Room

14:25 - 15:35 WIB

The session is used to be known as the International Relations Career Session at the previous Conference on Indonesia Foreign Policy. Now, with the same spirit, it is re-branded as a session purposively to answer the causes of the Quarter-Life Crisis. The crisis often put the final year of International Relations student in dilemma in the job options. The Prominent speakers  are ready to share their experience and advice which would enlighten your curiosity around quarter-life crisis period. All in all, this session would be fit for those who are looking for aufkl-arung over Quarter-life Crisis period.

H.E. Amb. Mahendra Siregar

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

H.E. Beata Stoczynska

Ambassador of Poland to Indonesia

Dr. Landry Haryo Subianto

Chief Country Representative, US-ASEAN Business Council

Alyssa Soebandono


Moderated by

Cut Jihan Shavira 

President, FPCI Chapter Universitas Indonesia


Young Diplomats Forum:

The Role Of Middle Power In Shaping Global Affairs

In collaboration with Jakarta Young Diplomat Network

CIFP Lounge

14:25 - 15:35 WIB

Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) 2019 in collaboration with Jakarta Young Diplomat Network organizes a panel discussion titled “Young Diplomats Forum” session as part of CIFP-2019. This session aims to provide a forum for the public to listen to the young diplomats’ perceptions about the role of middle power in the global affairs. Hearing the perspective from the future stakeholders would be an invaluable experience for students, academics, researchers, and related stakeholders. This session would hopefully provide invaluable insights regarding the role of middle powers in shaping the global affairs.

Niwa Dwitama

Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

Shruti Pandey

Second Secretary (Political), Embassy of India in Jakarta

Simen Johan Willgohs

First Secretary (Political Team), Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta

Daniel Barra Ferreira

Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Brazil in Jakarta

Chang Yuen Yi

Second Secretary (Political), Embassy of The Republic of Singapore in Jakarta

Scott Bradford

Executive Officer, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Moderated by

Mutty Ashila Reza

Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia


Closing Plenary Session

Main Hall The Kasablanka

15:50 - 17:00 WIB

Battle of The Brains

Talkshow: Nation Building In The Age Of Globalism

Jose Ramos Horta

President of Timor Leste (2007-2012), Nobel Peace Laureate (1996)

Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno

Deputy Governor of Jakarta (2017-2018)

Moderated by

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)



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