Syafi'i Anwar, a Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Executive Director of the International Center for Islam and Pluralism in Jakarta, presented a public talk titled, "Islam and Indonesian Attitudes Towards the US" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 26, 2007 in 016 Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk was co-sponsored by LISD and the Woodrow Wilson School.
Syafi'i Anwar is an expert on interfaith dialogues, religious pluralism, contemporary Indonesian politics and contemporary political Islam in world politics. He is a founder and executive director of the International Center for Islam and Pluralism in Jakarta and is currently a Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution. Anwar's selected publications include "Political Thought: The Contest Between Radical-Conservative Islam and Progressive Liberal Islam in Post-Soeharto Indonesia", in T.N. Srinivasan, ed., The Future of Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2007); “Islamku, Islam Anda, Islam Kita: Kumpulan Artikel Terpilih Mantan Presiden RI KH Abdurrahman Wahid” (My Islam, Your Islam, and Our Islam: Selected Articles of Former Indonesian President KH Abdurrahman Wahid), Editor and Foreword (The Wahid Institute, 2006); "Shari'a, Pluralism, and Prospect of Democracy in Post-Soeharto Indonesia," European Union (December 2006); "Islam, Shari'a, and Democracy in the Muslim World: Between and History," Center for Moderate Muslim Indonesia (2/16/06). Anwar received his PhD from University of Melbourne, Australia. He also has a MA in Law and a BA in Political Science from the University of Indonesia.