What is the current state of U.S.-Indonesia Relations? In what area can the U.S. and Indonesia collaborate on critical environmental issues in the region?
This video was recorded at the Regional Policy dialogue program called A New Era of U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 2023. During the dialogue program, U.S.-Indonesia relations were a key focus.
Senia Febrica is the knowledge exchange associate and an early career researcher at the One Ocean Hub at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. She is also an honorary senior researcher at the American Studies Center, Universitas Indonesia and the Indonesian Institute of Advanced International Studies (INADIS), Jakarta, Indonesia. Her research sits at the intersection between international relations, security studies, and the study of international organizations. Specifically, it focuses on maritime security cooperation and the particular challenges it poses in the Southeast Asia region.
She has done research on international cooperation to tackle a range of non-traditional maritime security issues such as piracy and armed robbery against ships, marine pollution, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Southeast Asia, and the role of traditional authorities in resolving conflict over natural resources in Indonesia. Febrica received her PhD from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the One Ocean Hub she was working as a researcher for the American Studies Center at the Universitas Indonesia. Febrica was a United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellow and a Gerda Henkel Stiftung postdoctoral fellow.