Shamsul Amri Baharuddin
Prof. Datuk Dr.
The National University of Malaysia
He is one of the only four Distinguished Professors in Malaysia to date. Currently, he is Deputy Chair, National Council of Professors, Malaysia, the Pro-Tem Chair, Academy of Social Science & Humanities, and recently appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia as a Member, of the National Science Council. He is the main architect of Malaysia’s National Unity Blueprint 2015. He appears frequently in Al-Jazeera, National Geographic Channel, Channel News Asia (Singapore), History Discovery Channel and BBC (London) as current affairs analyst on Southeast Asia. For successfully promoting Asian Studies globally, in 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Academic Prize, Fukuoka Cultural Award, Japan.