Sirojuddin Arif is Indonesian, and a PhD candidate in political science at Northern Illinois University, USA. He received a MSc degree in social anthropology from the University of Oxford, UK (2007) and a MA degree in Islamic Studies from Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Indonesia (2006). From 2008 to 2010, he was a researcher at SMERU Research Institute, Jakarta, where he conducted studies on social protection and poverty reduction.
Abuzar Asra is Indonesian. He obtained a B.Sc. (statistics) from the Academy of Statistics, Indonesia; an M.Sc. (biostatistics) from the University of Michigan, USA; and a Ph.D. (Development Economics) from the Griffith University, Australia. He is a Research Professor at the Central Agency of Statistics, Indonesia and part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
Gairuzazmi M Ghani is Malaysian. He is currently Associate Professor of Economics at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), where he also served as the Deputy Director (Teaching and Learning Technologies) of the Centre for Professional Development, IIUM. He is also the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting. He received his PhD, M.A and BSc. from the University of Southern California. He teaches international trade and development as well as microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. His research interests are energy economics, international trade and development, complexity economics and Islamic economics. He has also been associated with the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in the development of the National Higher Education Plan, and has participated in the development of Science and Technology indicators for Malaysia.
Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda is Indonesian. He was the Foreign Minister of Indonesia from 2001 to 2009. Currently he is member of the Council of Presidential Advisors of the Republic of Indonesia and the editor-in chief of Strategic Review. The Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy and World Affairs. He is also patron to the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD)–the implementing agency of the Bali Democracy Forum, and member of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security chaired by Kofi Annan.