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Hassan Wirajuda

Hassan Wirajuda served as Foreign Minister of Indonesia from 2001 to 2009. He currently sits on the council of presidential advisors of the Republic of Indonesia. He serves on the International Advisory Panel of Nalanda University, the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, the Trilateral Commission Asia Pacific Group, the Aspen Ministers Forum, and is a founding member of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council. He was also a member of the High Level Informal Advisory Panel of the President of the 67th UN General Assembly. Previously he held various important government posts including Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. Dr. Wirajuda recently co-founded The Indonesia School of Government and Public Policy and is editor-in chief of Strategic Review. During his time in office he was responsible for the establishment of the Indonesian Commission of Human Rights, initiated the establishment of the Bali Democratic Forum and the Institute for Peace and Democracy, facilitated the peace talks between Moro Liberation Front and the government, and conducted the dialogue for a peace agreement between Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement. Dr. Wirajuda has received high honors from Indonesia and the Philippines for his service.