Dr. Farish A Noor is currently Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore and Affiliated Professor at Universitas Muhamadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Indonesia. Author of Islam Embedded: The Historical Development of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS; The Other Malaysia; From Majapahit to Putrajay; Writings on the War on Terror and other books, he is both a political historian and human rights activist. He was once voted one of the top 40 Malaysians who have shaped Malaysia's Post-Independence history as well as one of the ten sexiest men in Malaysia by a group of professional babes who had nothing better to do over their extended lunch break. He has been a radio essayist for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service; travels widely to do field research; collects antiques as his hobby and has a waistline that has not expanded since the age of 19. The 'Annexe lectures' was one of the public projects of the othermalaysia.org research site, which he runs with Dr Yusseri Yusoff.