(FPCI-MPSN) held a virtual public discussion titled ‘Mapping Geopolitical Shifts in the Middle-East’

Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia Middle Power Studies Network (FPCI-MPSN) held a virtual public discussion titled ‘Mapping Geopolitical Shifts in the Middle-East’ on 27th March 2024. The panelists included: Prof. Burhanettin Duran, General Coordinator of SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, Dr. Paul Salem, President and CEO of Middle East Institute (MEI). Moderated by: Dr. Irine Hiraswari Gayatri, Coordinator of the Political Economy and Strategic Issues Cluster, Center for Political Research, BRIN

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Public Debriefing: FPCI – ERIA Survey of ASEAN Peoples’ Perceptions on China, India, Japan, and USA

In 2023, the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), in collaboration with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), conducted a regional survey titled “Survey of ASEAN Peoples’ Perceptions on China, India, Japan, and the USA”. The survey gathered responses from 1,722 participants spanning from all ASEAN member countries, including Timor-Leste. Following the survey’s release, this public forum aims to bring together experts from Southeast Asia, alongside experts from China, India, Japan, and the USA to delve into the survey results, explore the significance of these perceptions, discuss why they matter, and uncover further geopolitical insights that may arise from the survey findings.

FPCI Global Town Hall Series #4 Transforming Ideas into Impact: How Individuals and Civil Society Groups Can Drive Meaningful Changes?

In today’s rapidly evolving technological and geopolitical landscape, the capacity for individuals and civil society groups to affect meaningful change has expanded beyond traditional government channels. While governments from the U.S. to China, and from the Global North to the Global South still play a crucial role, the democratization of information and communication tools has empowered ordinary people and grassroots organizations to contribute to societal progress in unprecedented ways. Good ideas can come from anywhere. However, transforming individual ideas into tangible changes requires strategic planning, collaboration, compromise, and sustained effort. Building alliances with like-minded individuals and organizations can amplify impact and create momentum for change. Fostering a culture of civic engagement and participatory democracy, therefore, is essential for ensuring that individual ideas translate into concrete actions and lasting improvements in society. In short, the world urgently awaits the age of the citizen policy entrepreneur