Hon. Alwi Shihab
Special Envoy of the President to the Middle East and to the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, Indonesia
Hon. Alwi Shihab is Special Envoy of the President of Indonesia to the Middle East and to the OIC. He was Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999-2001 and Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare from 2004-2005. He has been an active member of various international organizations such as the International Connection Committee and the American Academy of Religion, U.S.A. He has taught at three universities in the United States and is frequently invited to be a visiting lecturer or speaker on Islam in the USA and many other parts of the world. He is currently a member of the University of Indonesia Board of Trustees.