Anies Baswedan has been President of Paramadina University in Indonesia since 2007. In this position, he has been invited to many national and international conferences to discuss education and public policy. Baswedan is the recipient of the 2010 Nakasone Yasuhiro Award from the Institute for International Policy Studies in Japan. He has also been named as one of the Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Foreign Policy Magazine (2008), one of the World's 20 Future Figures by Foresight Magazine in Japan (2010) and one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (2010). Baswedan received a PhD in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, an MA in Public Management from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a BA in Economics from Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.