Prof. Dr. M. Din Syamsuddin
Professor Dr. Din Syamsuddin is a prominent Muslim leader from Indonesia. He is a professor of Islamic Political Thought at National Islamic University, Jakarta. He served as President of Muhammadiyah, the largest modernist Islamic organization in Indonesia from 2005 to 2015, as well as President of the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) during 2014-2015, and now (2015-2020) acting as Chairman of its Advisory Council. He has been active in interfaith dialogues and cooperations, as he initiated the creation of and becoming Presidium of Inter Religious Council - Indonesia, He is currently acting as President-Moderator of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), Co-President of Religions for Peace International, as well as Chairman of Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC), and Chairman of World Peace Forum based in Jakarta. He is also member of Group for Strategic Vision Russia - Islamic World, and member of Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network (UNSDSN). He recently initiated the creation of Indonesia‘s Movement to Save the Earth (Indonesia Bergerak Selamatkan Bumi) and acts as Chairman of the Movement’s Steering Committee. He obtained both Master and Doctoral degrees from Interdepartmental Program in Islamic Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, in 1998 and 1991 consecutively.
R. Alpha Amirrachman, PhD.
R. Alpha Amirrachman (b. 1970) holds Ph.D. from Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2012) with dissertation on peace education in the Moluccas, Indonesia and M.Phil. from School of Policy and Practice, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia (2004) with thesis on education decentralisation in East Kalimantan, also in Indonesia.
He previously received his Bachelor Degree in Education from University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. HAMKA. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden (Feb-Sep 2012) producing a documentary on education and youth in Indonesia at the audiovisual department of KITLV. He later became a research fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore writing and researching on education decentralisation in Indonesia (Nov 2012 – Dec 2013).
Dr. Alpha was also a guest lecturer for Summer School - Peace and Human Rights Education at Utrecht University (March- August 2011), during which he was involved as a working group member in designing the curriculum and running the summer school. Before pursuing his Ph.D., he was a consultant to AusAID Basic Education Program (BEP), Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development (AIPRD), and the Book Center of Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Indonesia (2006-2007). He also worked as a research coordinator at International Center for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), during which he was engaged in various research projects such as "Distance learning project for the transformation of Islamic society through pesantren (Islamic boarding school)", funded by Ford Foundation (Feb-April 2007), "Promoting peace through local wisdoms in conflict areas in Maluku, Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan" funded by European Commission (Jan-April 2006), and "Strengthening the understanding of pluralism and multiculturalism among leaders of pesantren in West Java", funded by AusAID (Sep-Nov 2005).
He is currently an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Education and postgraduate program at Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University and an associate researcher at Maarif Institute for Culture and Humanity. His publication includesDecentralising Indonesian Education: The Promise and the Pricewith Anthony Welch and Saefuddin Syafi’i in Decentralisation in School-Based Management, and Qualityedited by Joseph Zaida and David T. Gamage (Springer, 2009) http://www.amazon.ca/Decentralisation-School-Based-Management-Quality-Joseph/dp/toc/9048127025 and Education in the Conflict-affected Moluccas: Local Tradition, Identity Politics and School Principal LeadershipinSouth East Asia ResearchVol 22, Number 4, December 2014, pp. 561-578 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ip/sear/2014/00000022/00000004/art00007?crawler=true . His research interests include anthropology of education, educational policy in conflict-affected areas, social inequality, citizenship education, identity politics and preservation of cultural heritage.
Dra. Yayah Khisbiyah, M.A.
Yayah Khisbiyah has a master’s degree in Community/Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (1997) with the support from the Fulbright Scholarship, diplomas in conflict resolution and peace studies from Uppsala University in Sweden (2005 and 1998) and European Peace University in Austria (1994), and a bachelor’s in Psychology from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia (1992). She is currently an Associate Professor at Faculty of Psychology at Universitas Muhammadiyah in Surakarta, where she founded the Center for Cultural Studies and Social Change in 2000, and co-founded Solo Heritage Society in 1998. She has been serving as Board of Directors for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia (2009-present); research associate at Ma’arif Institute for Culture and Humanity in Indonesia (2008-present); an affiliate for International Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace based in the US (2005-present); and a fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development based in the UK since 2001. She was a consultant for ILO (on eliminating child labour in Central Java), UNICEF (on psychosocial peacebuilding in Aceh and Ambon), and WHO (on health as a bridge to peace in Aceh). Previously she worked as researcher at the Centre for Immigrant and Refugee Community Leadership and Empowerment (CIRCLE) administered by the UMass system (1995-97), research assistant at Gadjah Mada University’s Population Studies Center (1990-1993) and Center for Policy and Strategic Studies (1989-1994). Currently she is completing a Ph.D. degree in Peace Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Her publication includes “Contested Discourses on Violence, Social Justice, and Peacebuilding Among Indonesian Muslims” (2009, in Peace Psychology in Asia, eds. C. Montiel & N. Noor, Springer; http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-0143-9#page-1), “Building Pacifist Character: Islamic Peace Education for Indonesian Youth in Divided Communities” (2012, Anima Psychological Journal Vol 27/4; http://www.anima.ubaya.ac.id/class/openpdf.php?file=1372304923.pdf), and served as International Advisory Board for Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (2011, ed. Daniel J. Christie, Springer; http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Peace-Psychology-Daniel-Christie/dp/1405196440).
She is committed to integrating her scholarship and activism into three main interests: social psychology of peacebuilding, religions for just peace, and ecological well-being.
Nur Djumadil Iman
Nur Djumadil Iman was born in Biak, 11 january 1991, but he moved and grew up in Pangkalpinang Province of Bangka Belitung Islands. He received his Bachelor Degree in English Education from State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. Now he is a candidate of Master in Univeristy of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Uhamka. He has previously been active in organisations such as Muhammadiyah Student Association (IMM). Before working for CDCC, he worked in Homeschooling Kak Seto as English Teacher, he also works as English private teacher now.
Mohamad Fauzi was born on 8 August 1981 in Kebumen, Central Java. He studied at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional VETERAN in Jakarta (2000-2002). Before working for CDCC, he worked for Hospital and Community Preparedness for Disaster Management programs (HCPDM), Central Board of Muhammadiyah as Office Staff and IT Support (2008-2011). He is member of Social Service Division of Central Board of Muhammadiyah (2015-2020).