Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Puspayoga

Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Puspayoga is a descendant of Balinese aristocracy of the Puri Agung Gianyar line. His balanced view of Balinese philosophies and global affairs is reflected in his doctorate thesis at the Universiteit Leiden’s Ethnosystems and Development Programme about the Tri Hita Karana concept to conserve Bali’s biocultural diversity. Puspayoga was also a Minister of Social Affairs during Abdurrahman Wahid’s presidency and a member of the People’s Consultative Assembly from 1999 to 2004.