MPD in Indonesia: Reflections for Progress
This past March, a group of eight USC Masters of Public Diplomacy students traveled to Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia to learn, analyze and report on the public diplomacy landscape and practices of this Southeast Asian country. The delegation (pictured below) met with representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Ministries of the Indonesian government (including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Religious Affairs), as well as non-state actors such as KontraS, the International Organization for Migration, and the Institute for Peace and Democracy. The delegation concluded their research trip with a report that outlines their findings, as well as their recommendations to improve and enrich Indonesia’s public diplomacy sector. This report is titled Public Diplomacy in Indonesia: Reflections for Progress. While the MPD students acknowledge that this report is not a complete assessment of Indonesia’s vast public diplomacy landscape, the report does offer valuable insight and understanding of current public diplomacy efforts, programs and partnerships.
The full report is available here.