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Sulak Sivaraksa
Sulak Sivaraksa, born 1933, is a prominent and outspoken Thai intellectual and social critic. He is a teacher, a scholar, a publisher, an activist, the founder of many organizations, and the author of more than a hundred books and monographs in both Thai and English. With his great contribution to society, he has been continuingly honored among his Thai and world fellows during his seventy years of living and working for justice, peace, democracy and sustainable livelihoods.
Returning to his home country after his education in England and Wales, since 1960s Sulak Sivaraksa has been involving in activities for social developments of Thai people, especially those of grass roots and has become the central figure in a number of non-governmental organizations. His social work in this area has also been expanded to the regional and international level.
His scholarly followers and fellows have learned a great deal from Sivaraksa, especially about his unique perspective on how to work for peaceful, sustainable social change using the principles and practices of Buddhism.
All in all, Sivaraksa’s valuable contribution to societies at all levels has been very well recognized by most parties concerned as evidenced by his “Right Livelihood Award”, also known as Alternative Nobel Prize, which was granted to him in 1995.

See http://www.sulak-sivaraksa.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53&Itemid=97 for his full profile
   
         
 
Roger Barnard
Roger Barnard is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His recent publications include Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice (2012, edited with Anne Burns) and Creating Classroom Communities of Learning (2009, edited with Maria Torres-Guzman)

See http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/about/staff/rbarnard for his full profile
   
         
 
Dr.Dennis Hanlon
Dr.Dennis Hanlon is a lecturer and a director of postgraduate research program at the Department of Film Studies, University of St.Andrews, United Kingdom. He is a specialist in transnational cinemas.His current research interest is an effort to combine the social sciences and the humanities as he has been working through how World-System Theory can be productively used within Film Studies.

See http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/filmstudies/staff_profiles/dr-dennis-hanlon for his full profile
   
         
         


 
   
   
   
   
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