Farish A. Noor Quotes

Dr. Farish Ahmad Noor (born 15 May 1967 in Georgetown, Penang) is a political scientist and historian and is Associate Professor at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is of Javanese, European, Arab, Indian ancestry. At the NTU he is part of the research cluster on the contemporary development of trans-national religio-political networks across South and Southeast Asia, where he is studying the phenomenon of Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist religio-political mobilisation in the public domain.

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Farish A. Noor


Odd, some might think. Why someone would need to travel so far to find oneself. Surely a look in the mirror would suffice, and wouldn't that be cheaper too? But the mirror lies, and the eyes that do the looking conspire too."

Farish A. Noor