JGF 2017


Background of the Jakarta Geopolitical Forum II/2018 

Over the past two decades the world has undergone many geopolitical changes. Some states try to enlarge their national power to deal with the effects of globalization and utilize their geographic potentials to increase their competitiveness in global politics. This phenomenon can be seen in the rise of China as a new major power in international politics and created geopolitical shift to the Asia Pacific region. It has led this region to become the new arena for struggle of power and targets for arms trade. In 2013, China declared its strategic vision to realize the One Belt, One Road initiatives, a massive geopolitical project to build a network of railroads and shipping lane infrastructure. This initiative now termed as Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI).   

Objectives and Scope of the Forum

The objectives of the Jakarta Geopolitical Forum II/2018 is to provide opportunity for geopolitical practitioners, professionals and academicians to exchange their ideas and views on the future of geopolitics. Hopefully, the output of this discussion can have an impact on National and Regional resilience in all the regions in the world.

Strategic Issues

The main strategic issues of the forum will focus on :

  1. Global Peace and Security
  2. Economic and Development
  3. Humanitarian Issues



  1. Director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing


Event Schedule

08:00 - 08:10
Opening Address by Governor of Lemhannas RI, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo The Governor of Lemhannas RI
08:10 - 08:20
Welcoming Remarks by Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia H.E., Retno Marsudi
H.E. Retno Marsudi
H.E. Retno Marsudi Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
08:20 - 08:45
Plenarry Session 1 - Geopolitical Overview
Prof. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, Ph.D.
Prof. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, Ph.D. Former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Ambassador of Indonesia to The USA in 1998
"Geopolitical Overview"
08:45 - 09:00
Coffee Break
09:00 - 11:00
Plenary Session 2 – Political Economic & Global Peace And Security I
Expert From China
"Trade War"
Zhixing Zhang
Zhixing Zhang Senior East Asia Analyst at Stratfor
"Indo-Pacific: “Peace and Security in the Region""
Philippe Raggi
Philippe Raggi Director of the Southeast Asia Department at the International Academy of Geopolitics
"Belt and Road Initiatives: Challenge or Opportunity for the Asia Connectivity Strategy"
Lyle J. Morris
Lyle J. Morris Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation
"Trade war; Resetting US-China Trade Relations for Regional Economic Stability"
Moderator: Mr. Agung Iriantoko
11:00 - 12:00
Panel Q & A
12:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 16:40
Plenary Session 3 – Political Economic & Global Peace And Security II
Kevin G. Nealer
Kevin G. Nealer Principal of The Scowcroft Group
"Persistence of the Global Risk"
Dr. Pang Zhongying
Dr. Pang Zhongying Director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing
"BRI and Its implication to the Indo-Pacific"
Natalie Sambhi
Natalie Sambhi Analyst and Editor of The Strategist, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
"Indo Pacific Beyond The Axis of Inter-Subregions in Asia-Pacific"
Shigehisa Kasahara
Shigehisa Kasahara Former Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
"Trade War: Its Implication to the Global Geo-economics and Geopolitics"
Moderator: H.E, Imron Cotan
15:00 - 16:00
Panel Q & A
16:00 - 16:40
Conclusive Statement (all 8 speakers @5 min)
16:40 - 17:00
Token of Appreciation (Certificate & Photo Session)
17:00 - 17:20
Coffee Break
17:20 - 17:45
Wrap Up Steering Committee
17:45 - 18:00
Closing Remark by Governor of Lemhannas RI,Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Agus Widjojo The Governor of Lemhannas RI
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (Governor of Lemhannas RI with all speakers and moderators)


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