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Understanding Indonesia – Great Decisions

Despite its large size, Indonesia remains virtually invisible to most Americans. But as one of the world’s largest democracies, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, and as an economic driver of ASEAN, why does it fly below the radar? What are current issues in U.S.-Indonesian relations, and what role can the country play in Asia?

Guest Speaker: Amy Freedman, Professor & Department Chair Political Science Department at Pace University & Associate Research Scholar Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University

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Mar 26 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




  • Amy Freedman
    Amy Freedman
    Adjunct Senior Research Scholar; Professor, Pace University

    Amy Freedman is an adjunct associate research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and she is department chair and professor of political science and international studies at LIU Post. Dr. Freedman’s work looks at Southeast Asia; with a particular focus on Indonesia and Malaysia. From 1998 to 2006, Professor Freedman taught at Franklin and Marshall College. She participated in the first year of the ExEAS program (2001–2002) at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Since 1998, she has been a member of the University Seminar on Southeast Asia.