Monday, September 24, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM EDT
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Citi World Headquarters 
388 Greenwich Street
Partner's Room 27th Floor
New York, NY 10013

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Mini Meraxa 
American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce 

20 Years Since Soeharto: The State of Democractic Reform 

In 1997 Thailand caught a cold from the Asian Financial Crisis and Indonesia burned with a fever that led to the MaY 1998 fall of President Soeharto's authoritarian regime, the imposition of IMF economic mandates, and the rebirth of Indonesia's democracy. Writer Kevin O'Rourke reported extensively on the heady days of the reform m ovement, authoring a definitive account of the period, "Reformasi: The Struggle for Power in Post-Soeharto Indonesia".   Since then he has published one of the best weekly analytical reports of Indonesia's political and policy developments, "Reformasi Weekly".

AICC is pleased to host O'Rourke who wil give his views on what Indonesia has achieved since 1998, what challenges remain, the 2019 Presidential race, and what the future may hold for the world's fourth largest democracy.  

A Harvard University graduate, Kevin O’Rourke (47) is the producer of Reformasi Weekly, a subscription service analyzing politics and policy-making for international organizations operating in Indonesia.  He has been writing the report since 2003.  Subscribers include embassies, journalists, donors, NGOs, banks, fund managers, universities and resource companies.