Which Values Unite Us Today - International Conference, 10-12 March 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria

HE Mr. Anies Basswedan

Work Experience

Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta (November 2014 – Present).
Website: kemdikbud.go.id

Rector of Paramadina University, Jakarta (2007 – 2014). Paramadina University is private university which has outstanding credibility in Indonesia and international relation. Paramadina has undergraduate and postgraduate program. Responsible for leading the team to provide best academic activities. Two innovative academic activities are running anti-corruption course as main subject and providing yearly scholarships for low economic students with outstanding achievement, called Paramadina Fellowship.
Website : www.paramadina.ac.id

Founder and Chairman of Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar Foundation, Jakarta (2010 – 2013). Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar (Indonesia Teaching Movement) is a program to send university graduate to teach in elementary schools in remote areas in Indonesia. The program has two main goals: (1) to encourage sustainable change in the target areas for their educational improvement (2) to establish a network of Indonesian future leaders who have world class competence and grossroots understanding, and (3) to nurture social movement education in Indonesia. Since 2010, 76,258 young Indonesians have applied to serve the nation and 620 have been selected as Pengajar Muda ("young teacher") to serve 46,676 students in 151 villages in 17 districts.
Website : www.indonesiamengajar.org

National Advisor for Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform (April 2006-May 2007) Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform is a NGO initially established under the UNDP (United Nation Development Program) and National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) of the Government of Indonesia to accelerate the reformasi (reform) and democratization in Indonesia. Initiated an outstanding program of Indonesia Governance Index which is a tool to evaluate the practice of good governance in provinces.
Website: www.kemitraan.or.id

Research Director of the Indonesian Institute, Jakarta (November 2005 – 2009). The Indonesian Institute is a Non-Goverment Organization that focused on public policy analysis and research. Responsible for managing research programs, designing policy research, and supervising 6 researches.
Website : www.theindonesianinstitute.com

Senior Researcher at Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI), Jakarta (November 2005-2007). LSI is the leading survey and political consultancy institution in Indonesia
Web: lsi.or.id

Resarch Manager of IPC, Inc., Bannockburn, Illnois, USA (September 2004 – 2005). Developed research design and survey instruments, performed data analysis, produced quarterly and annual survey reports. CV ANIES BASWEDAN - CV 2 Research Assistant at the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Policy Studies, Northern Illnois University, USA (July 2000-September 2004). Develop research design, evaluation program, surveys, and performed data analysis and presentation. Worked closely with the office’s clients to provide advice on research methodology and research design, and to perform data analysis. 


Selected Scholarship And Awards

International Visitor for the Academic Year 2010 – 2011 at The Stanford Humanities Center – The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, USA (May 2011). Presented topic “Does democratization Imply Islamization?” The Stanford Humanities Center is a multidiscplinary research institute at Stanford dedicated to advancing knowledge about culture, philosophy, history, and the arts.
Website: http://shc.stanford.edu/about/ and http://shc.stanford.edu/people/short-termvisitors/2010-2011/#

The 500 Most Influential Muslims from The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Jordania (2010). RISS in Jordania released 500 people around the world who are influential as Muslims, that is, people whose influence is derived from their practice of Islam or from the fact they are Muslim.
Website : http://rissc.jo/docs/new/Muslim500- 2010-Third-Edition-001.pdf

Young Global Leader from World Economic Forum at Tanzania, (June 2010). Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, art and cultures, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs.
Website: http://www.weforum.org/community/forumyoung-global-leaders#

Nakasone Yasuhiro Awards from Institute for International Policy Studies, Japan (June 2010). The award means to honor meaningful achievements in the political, economic, cultural, and science and technology fields and encourage further endeavors which will contribute towards the realization of true peace and prosperity in the international community.
Website: http://www.iips.org/nya/nya6re.pdf

Young Global Leader from World Economic Forum at Tanzania, (June 2010). Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, art and cultures, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs.
Website: http://www.weforum.org/community/forumyoung-global-leaders#

World’s 20 Future Figure from Foresight Magazine, Tokyo, Japan (April 2010). Foresight Magazine, Tokyo-based reputable magazine, had released the article about profile of 20 persons who are predicted will change the world in the next 20 years. Listed as the only Indonesian in this article. Others are Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, David Miliband.
Website :http://www.fsight.jp/article/5568

Top 100 Public Intellectuals from Foreign Policy Magazine, USA (2008).
Website: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2008/06/ 26/the_top_100_public_intellectualsmdashthe_fi nal_ran kings

Gerald S. Maryanov Fellow from Northern Illinois University, USA (2004). Gerald S. Maryanov fellow is a scholarship for Northern Illinois University student who has outstanding achievement in demonstrating commitment to the loyality of the political science discipline.
Website : http://www.scholarships.niu.edu/ScholarshipFind er/ViewScholarshipPrint.aspx?ID=370%2C376%2C 375%2C372%2C369%2C371%2C373%2C525%2C3 74%2C

ICF Scholarship in New York (1999 – 2003)

William P. Cole III Fellowship from School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, USA (1998).

Fulbright Scholarship from The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) (1997-1998). AMINEF give scholarship for Indonesian to continue studying in USA for graduate program every year
Website: http://www.aminef.or.id/fulbright.php

ASEAN Student Awards Program from USAID – USIA – NAFSA (1998).

JAL Scholarship from JAL Foundation, Japan on 1993. JAL Foundation gave JAL Scholarship for participating in summer course program in Sophia University, Japan. The scholarship is given for senior high school student.

AFS Year Program in South Milwaukee SeniorHigh School, USA (1987). AFS year program is exchange program for Indonesian students to study onUSA’s high school for a year.
Website : http://www.afs.org

Selected Activities

Board of AMINEF in Jakarta, Indonesia

Bina Antar Budaya Board in Jakarta, Indonesia

Board of Advisory International Indonesian Scholars Association

Moderator on First Indonesian Presidential Debate in Jakarta (June 2009). Indonesian Presidential Debate was the first presidential debate ever conducted in Indonesia. It is a historical event, broadcasted live by all TV network and not less than 100 million people watched the debate.

Member and Spokesperson of Team Eight in Jakarta (October-November 2009). Team of Eight was appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to investigate the criminal charges againts two commisioners of Corruption Eradication Commission (well known as KPK) brought by Indonesian Police. It was a very high profile case that became center of media attention for weeks. More than one million Facebookers marching support for the two commisioners.

Member of Selection Committee for Commisioner of KPU and Bawaslu in Jakarta (December 2011- 2012). Selection Committee was appointed by President of Republic Indonesia to select candidates of the ommisioner of KPU and Bawaslu 2012 – 2017 period. KPU is a commision that is responsible to run national election and Bawaslu is a council that is responsible to monitor national election.

Advisory @America in Jakarta, Indonesia.

President of Student Senate of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1992-1993) Developed and managed student activities of 35.000 students, 18 departement campus at one of the largest universities in Indonesia. Led student movements, gathered data about students concern and ideas, and disseminated that information to the non-university communities. Raised fund and guided researches to develop a well-grounded student-body voice on national issues

And joined in some professional organization. 

Selected Publications

Merawat Tenun Kebangsaan (STRENGTHENING THE FABRIC OF THE NATION). A book published by Serambi Publisher, Indonesia (2014).
Website:http://www.serambi.co.id/katalog/611/ merawat- tenun-kebangsaan#.VQ5w6o6UeCk

Regional Autonomy and the Pattern of Democracy in Indonesia. Published by Northern Illnois University, USA on 2004.
Website: http://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/11637

Political Islam in Indonesia: Present and Future Trajectory. Published by Asian Survey, University of California, USA on 2004
Website: http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/university-ofcalifornia-press/political-islam-in-indonesiapresent-and-future-trajectory-3VaaBSlvCJ

And have written many articles in national newspapers in Indonesia.


Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Northern Illnois University, USA. Field of study: Public Policy, Comparative Politics, and Political Economy and Development.

Master of Public Management, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Graduated in December 1998. Field of Study: International Security and Economic Policy.

Sarjana Ekonomi (Bachelor of Science equivalent), Faculty of Economics, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Graduated in November 1995 Asian Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. (Non degree, 1993). Selected as 1 of 4 JAL Scholarship recipients (out of hundreds of applicants nationwide) to attend

Asian Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo.

Personal Information
Father : Drs. Rasyid Baswedan (RIP)
Occupation : Lecturer at Faculty of Economic, Indonesia Islamic University Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Mother : Prof. Dr. Aliyah Rasyid,M.Pd.
Occupation : Lecturer at Faculty of Social and Economic, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Wife : Fery Farhati, S.Psi. M.Sc.
Occupation : Consultant in Parenting Education at Jakarta
Education : Master Degree in Parenting Education from Northern Illinois University, USA and Bachelor of Psychology from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta

Children : Mutiara Annisa (18 years old), Mikail Azizi (15 years old), Kaisar Hakam, (10 years old) Ismail Hakim (6 years old)