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Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) is a festival of diplomacy that aims to bring all the stakeholders together in an intellectually rich, open, and inspirational from all over Indonesia and abroad. CIFP has been described as “a combination of an international seminar and a rock concert,” reflecting how rare for a foreign policy conference to display a festive high-energy atmosphere attended by thousands of people, primarily young people.

The theme of this year’s CIFP is "Navigating a Turbulent Ocean." Guided by this theme, policymakers, experts, opinion leaders, and other stakeholders will explore ways by which Indonesian foreign policy can assess, manage, and effectively deal with the challenges and uncertainties of a global situation battered by the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, major power rivalries, widespread food insecurity, runaway inflation, disruptions in the supply chain, and the ravages of climate change. At the same time, the panel will focus on finding and elaborating on strategic opportunities that underlie the dire global situation.

Conference Sessions


Opening Plenary

09:00 - 10:30 WIB | Main Hall

Indonesia and the World in 2022

Session A2

11:00 - 12:10 WIB | Curacao Room

The 10 Most Impactful Countries to Indonesia: What Are They?

Session Partner: Universitas Jenderal Ahmad Yani (UNJANI)

Session A4

11:00 - 12:10 WIB | Barbados Room

Indo-Pacific: ASEAN Centrality and the Emergence of Minilateral Arrangements

Session Partners: UPN Veteran Jakarta & Universitas Bina Nusantara (BINUS)

Session B1

12:30 - 13:40 WIB | Main Hall

Centennial Indonesia’s Place in the World in 2045: Menjadi Bangsa Juara

Session Partners: LSPR Institute of Communication & Business; Kwartir Nasional Gerakan Pramuka; Dewan Kerja Nasional Gerakan Pramuka & Purna Paskibraka Indonesia Jakarta Selatan

Session B3

12:30 - 13:40 WIB | Aruba Room

Embracing the Next Decade: Identifying Global Forces and Issues Indonesian Foreign Policy Must Wrestle With in the Next 10 Years

A panel discussion launching event for Women in Foreign Policy program with the US Embassy in Indonesia | Session Partner: President University

Session B5

12:30 - 13:40 WIB | Grenada Room

The Myanmar Quagmire: How to Find the Right Path Forward?

Session Partners: Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (UNSOED) & Universitas Jayabaya

Session C2

14:00 - 15:10 WIB | Curacao Room

Return of the Angels: Part V

Session C4

14:00 - 15:10 WIB | Barbados Room

Diplomacy Clinic - Barbados Room Session

Closing Plenary

15:30 - 17:30 WIB | Main Hall

Battle of the Brain & Stand-Up Comedy Session

Session A1

11:00 - 12:10 WIB | Main Hall

Russia - Ukraine War: What is The Latest Update? How Should Indonesia Respond?

Session Partners: Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) & Universitas Nasional (UNAS)

Session A3

11:00 - 12:10 WIB | Aruba Room

Indonesia’s Foreign Policy in the Jokowi Era: Key Trends and Relations with Major Powers

Session Partner: Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)

Session A5

11:00 - 12:10 WIB | Grenada Room

The Global Digital Battleground: How Should Indonesia Position Itself?

Session Partner: Universitas Komputer Indonesia (UNIKOM)

Session B2

12:30 - 13:40 WIB | Curacao Room

Careers in International Relations: What Does It Mean to Be an IR Graduate?

Session Partner: International Women University (UWI)

Session B4

12:30 - 13:40 WIB | Barbados Room

ASEAN and Indonesia’s Chairmanship: What’s the Game Plan? Can ASEAN Step Up to Meet Present Challenges?

Session Partners: Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) & Universitas Slamet Riyadi (UNISRI) Surakarta

Session C1

14:00 - 15:10 WIB | Main Hall

Indonesia’s Economic Diplomacy: Risks and Opportunities in a Troubled World Economy

Session Partner: Universitas Lampung (UNILA)

Session C3

14:00 - 15:10 WIB | Aruba Room

The Grand Climate Agenda: Indonesia’s Role and Relevance in the Struggle Towards the Net Zero World

Session Partners: Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta; Universitas Parahyangan; World Reasearch Institute (WRI) Indonesia & Ikatan Mahasiswa Teknik Lingkungan Indonesia (IMTLI)

Session C5

14:00 - 15:10 WIB | Grenada Room

Diplomacy Clinic - Grenada Room Session

*Please note the title and schedule of sessions are subject to change.


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