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Anies Rasyid Baswedan

Anies Rasyid Baswedan is widely known as a young intellectual and inspiring academic. Anies is Minister of Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education in the current presidential administration. He earned his Ph.D.from Northern Illinois University’s Department of Political Science, in Illinois in the US in 2005. Before he was appointed minister, he was also Rector of Paramadina University, Jakarta, since 2007, a position he was given at the age of 38. He was one of the US-based Foreign Policy magazine's 100 Young Global Intellectuals and his strong commitment to education is unquestionable. With the Indonesia Teach Movement Foundation, Anies motivates and challenges university graduates to teach in villages outside of Java to improve education among all Indonesians.

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