Prof. Dr. Mohammad Sirajuddin SYAMSUDDIN (Indonesia, Islam)
Din Syamsuddin is a Professor on Islamic Political Thought at National Islamic University, Jakarta. He was President of Muhammadiyah, from 2005 to 2015 as well as President of Indonesian Council of Ulama during 2014-2015, and now (2015-2020) is also Chairman of Advisory Council of Indonesian Council of Ulama. He also served as Special Envoy of the President of Republic Indonesia for Interfaith and Inter-civilization Dialogue and Cooperation from November 2017 until September 2018.
He has been active on interfaith dialogues and cooperations, as he became Presidium of Inter-Religious Council – Indonesia as well as Chairman of Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC), and Chairman of World Peace Forum based in Jakarta. In international level, he is currently acting as President-Moderator of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) based in Tokyo, Japan and Co-President of Religions for Peace International based in New York, USA.
He also has been active in environmental issues; He became a Member of Leadership Council of United Nations – Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) based in New York. Then he creates Indonesia’s Movement to Save Earth (Indonesia Bergerak Menyelamatkan Bumi) and acts as Chairman of the Movement’s Steering Committee.
He recently initiated and became the Chairman of Movement for a Great Indonesia (Pergerakan Indonesia Maju or PIM). He obtained both Master and Doctoral degrees from Interdepartmental Program in Islamic Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1998 and 1991 consecutively.
He has been received many awards in national and international level. The last one is Doctor Honoris Causa on Islamic Sciences from Fatoni University Thailand (March, 2017), Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation (August, 2016), and The Order of the Rising Star, Gold, and Silver Star from Japan Emperor (November 2018).