Anies Rasyid Baswedan is an Indonesian academician. He was the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia. He was Rector of Paramadina University in Jakarta, Indonesia when appointed by Joko Widodo for the position. He is the initiator and chairman of Indonesia Mengajar (Teaching Indonesia).
As a student, he was actively involved in the Indonesian student movements during Suharto’s authoritarian regime. He is known as one of the few Indonesian student leaders from the early 1990s movements to win a Fulbright scholarship and study abroad for graduate school. He is now a prominent political analyst and highly respected young leader in Indonesia. He is also known as one of Indonesia’s youngest university presidents.