Indonesian Officials Visit Hartford Seminary

Dr. H. Marsudi Syuhud, general secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia?s largest independent Muslim organization, and Professor Dr. Said Aqil Siroj, general chairman of NU, visited Hartford Seminary to discuss a partnership in education. NU manages 18,000 boarding schools from elementary to senior high school and 112 universities as well as 124 hospitals and other institutions. It has more than 40 million members. NU and Hartford Seminary agreed to an exchange of students for the Master of Arts and International Peacemaking Program that will begin in Fall 2012, or even as early as January 2012.

Left to right, H. Marsudi Syuhud and Dr. Said Aqil Siroj

Left to right, Seminary Academic Dean James Nieman, Seminary President Heidi Hadsell, Professor Mahmoud Ayoub, H. Marsudi Syuhud, Dr. Said Aqil Siroj and his wife Nur Hayati.

Seminary President Heidi Hadsell discusses a memorandum of understanding with Dr. Siroj and Mr. Syuhud.

Left to right,. Professor Mahmoud Ayoub, Adeel Zeb, a student at Hartford Seminary, H. Marsudi Syuhud, Dean James Nieman, Dr. Said Aqil Siroj, Nur Hayati, President Heidi Hadsell and students Hans Abdiel Harmakaputra and Yoachim Agus Tridiatno, both from Indonesia.

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