FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Monday, April 30, 2007
CONTACT: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, (608) 263-1755
Madison, WI – The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States, Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, will visit the UW-Madison campus on Friday, May 4, 2007 and speak about “U.S.-Indonesia Relations in the Current Context of East and Southeast Asia.” The talk, at 3:30 p.m., will be in room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. The event, sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, a member program of the UW-Madison’s International Institute, is free and open to the public.
Ambassador Parnohadiningrat has had a distinguished career in Indonesia’s Foreign Service. He has been with the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia since 1981. Prior to his assignment as Ambassador to the United States, he was Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, from 2002 to 2006. During his tenure as Secretary General, he was appointed as Senior Official Meeting (SOM) Leader for Asia Africa Summit; Indonesian SOM Leader for ASEAN as well as Chairman of the Third Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee of the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty.
He was Ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu, from May 2001 to April 2002 and Director for International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs, from 1999 to 2001. In 1999, he was assigned as Secretary for the Task Force of the Implementation of the East Timor Referendum; Minister Counselor at the Indonesian Permanent Mission in New York, from 1996 to 1998; First Secretary/Counselor at the Indonesian Permanent Mission in Geneva, from 1989 to 1992; and Third Secretary/Second Secretary at the Indonesian Permanent Mission in Geneva and Vienna, from 1982 to1986.
The Ambassador received his degree in International Relations from Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and attended a Master Program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York, USA.