WASHINGTON, July 26—The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today that the Bakrie Center Foundation will generously support a new senior associate to work on Southeast Asian issues, based in Washington, D.C.

The Bakrie chair will focus on political, economic, and strategic developments in Southeast Asia and the region’s global influence. In collaboration with colleagues in Carnegie’s offices in Moscow, Beirut, Brussels, and Beijing, the position will research and analyze policy pertaining to Southeast Asia.

Making the announcement, Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, said:

“Carnegie is grateful for the Bakrie Center Foundation’s commitment to shaping international knowledge—and therefore global policy—on Southeast Asia and its geopolitical importance. The region is too often overlooked and we thank the Foundation for expanding its long-term commitment to increasing global understanding on Southeast Asia.”

Anindya Novyan Bakrie, head of the Bakrie Foundation and CEO of Bakrie Telecom, said:

“Working out of the world-class Carnegie Endowment, the Bakrie chair will contribute policy relevant research by revealing key political, economic, and socio-cultural trends in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The senior associate will address the unanswered questions of the region and become a reference point for policy makers in the United States and the international community.”



  • The Bakrie Chair for Southeast Asian Studies will focus on the political, economic, and strategic developments in Southeast Asia and the region’s global influence. Based in Washington, the position will provide research and analysis on policy pertaining to Southeast Asia in collaboration with colleagues in Carnegie’s offices in Moscow, Beirut, Brussels, and Beijing. The chair is endowed by a generous contribution from the Bakrie Center Foundation.
  • With today’s announcement, Carnegie is beginning a search for a new senior associate to fill the Bakrie chair. For additional information, please visit www.carnegieendowment.org/employment.


  • The Bakrie Center Foundation (BCF) is led directly by Anindya Novyan Bakrie and the third generation of the Bakrie family. Its primary objective is to provide Indonesia’s best and brightest with a chance to study for a higher education at some of the best universities at home and abroad. It is a private sector initiative to identify and develop leaders in Indonesia, creating a talent pool that will eventually drive economic development and growth. The BCF is an integral part of the established Yayasan Bakrie Untuk Negri (BUN) in philosophy and values. Initiatives complement and expand the work of BUN which has pioneered several philanthropic and educational efforts in Indonesia, including the establishment of Bakrie University, a full-fledged undergraduate institution. All its efforts go back to the deep-rooted conviction of its founding father and enduring mission of the Bakrie Group: to give back to society and build a more prosperous Indonesia.
  • The Carnegie Asia Program in Beijing and Washington provides clear and precise analysis to policy makers on the complex economic, security, and political developments in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is a joint U.S.–China research center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Center brings together senior scholars and experts from the United States and China for collaborative research on common global challenges that face the United States and China.
  • Following its century-long practice of changing as global circumstances change, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is undertaking a fundamental redefinition of its role and mission. Carnegie aims to transform itself from a think tank on international issues to the first truly multinational—ultimately global—think tank. The Endowment has added operations in Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels to its existing centers in Washington and Moscow. These five locations include the two centers of world governance and the three places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advance. More information on the Carnegie Endowment's Global Vision.