Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


The Indonesia-U.S. Council on Religion and Pluralism is an independent, bi-national, non-governmental body to undertake joint programs to share and promote the values of pluralism, diversity, and tolerance.
Established in August 2016, the Council has been endorsed by President Jokowi and President Obama.

Panel of Experts

Alejandro J. Beutel

Researcher for Countering Violent Extremism at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Prof. R. William Liddle

Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University and Specialist on Indonesian Politics

Dr. Dicky Sofjan

Core Doctoral Faculty, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS)

Fajar Riza Ul Haq

Executive Director – Ma’arif Institute for Culture and Humanity

Prof. Julie Chernov Hwang

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Goucher College

Dr. H. Nadirsyah Hosen

Senior Lecturer on Syariah and Indonesian Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Noor Huda Ismail

Executive Director, Yayasan Prasasti Perdamaian

Seamus Hughes

Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University

Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir

Executive Director, Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS)