Ulil Abshar-Abdalla, MA. Cofounder of the Liberal Islam Network and Chairman of the Indonesian Centre for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), a think thank that focuses on religious freedom and inter-faith dialogue. Ulil obtained his MA from Boston University specializing in Medieval Philosophy. He has been actively engaged in promoting human rights and freedom among Muslim communities in Indonesia. The Asia Foundation recognized him for his contribution to democracy and religious tolerance in Indonesia.
Barikatul Hikmah loves books, art, culinary, interesting people, random thoughts, and all things beautiful from clothes to bone structures. Most of the time you can find her quiet, even in the loudest group conversation, for she likes to observe and indulge raw energy from life around her.
Abdul Moqsith Ghazali is a lecturer at the Syarif Hidayatullah National Islamic University, Jakarta. He is known as a liberal Muslim activist who advocates religious freedom and women empowerment in Indonesia. His pieces are published in national media.
Natalia Laskowska is a Polish academic and translator. She is completing her PhD at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her interests include Islamic studies, Indonesian Islam, and Pakistani literature.
Muhamad Ali is an Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside. His got his PhD in History from University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii. His interests include Muslim history, comparative religions, and contemporary Islamic issues.
Lanny Octavia is working for a project on empowering women in Indonesia. She graduated from the International Islamic University in Pakistan, majoring in Islamic studies. She got her master degree from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Saidiman Ahmad is a human rights activist and former program manager of the Liberal Islam Network, a liberal think tank based in Jakarta. He studied Public Policy for his Master degree at ANU, Australia. He is currently working at Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC), Jakarta.
Sumanto Al Qurtuby is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia. Prior to Joining KFUPM, he was a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a faculty fellow at the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies (both at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.).