M. Syafii Anwar, Ph.D.

Dr. Anwar obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2005. Before joining UIII, he was Visiting Associate Professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia (2012-2019), Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School (2011-2012), and Ford Foundation Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was selected by the Geneva-based United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCFHR) as one of 5 independent experts representing the group of Asian States (2006-2007). He was also Executive Director of International Center for Islam and Pluralism (2003-2010). His works include “Political Islam in Post-Soeharto Indonesia” (in Southeast Asia and the Middle East: Islam, Movement, and the Longue Duree, NUS Press, 2009), “The Clash of Religio-Political Thought: The Contest Between Radical-Conservative-Islam and Progressive Liberal Islam in Post-Soeharto Indonesia” (in The Future of Secularism, Oxford, 2007), and “The Role of Civil Islam in Dealing with the Issues of Radicalism and Terrorism” (in Democratization and the Issue of Terrorism in Indonesia, KAS, 2005).