Lily Yeh is the co-founder and former director of the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia, and currently director of Barefoot Artists, a volunteer organization that uses the power of art to revitalize and bring healing to traumatized communities.
Birol Yesilada (Ph.D. 1984, University of Michigan) is Professor of Political Science and International Studies, holds an endowed chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, and is Director of the Center for Turkish Studies. He teaches courses on the European Union, international political economy, decision-making, and Turkish politics.
Elliott Young is Professor of Latin American and Borderlands History at Lewis & Clark College. He currently serves as chair of the History Department and director of the Ethnic Studies program. He has published Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border), which examines the little known story of a rebellion launched from Texas against the Díaz government in Mexico in 1891, and Continental Crossroads, which presents a series of essays on borderlands history.
Muhammad Yunus was born in the village of Bathua in what was then Eastern Bengalm, and was the third of 14 children, five of whom died in infancy. His father was a successful goldsmith but his biggest influence was his mother who inspired him to commit himself to eradicating poverty. He received his BA and MA in Economics from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, won a Fulbright Scholarship, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Muhammad Yunus has received scores of prestigious awards from governments and associations around the world, not the least of which was the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.