Adolfo P. Esquivel
Al Gore
Alice Walker
Amitabha Sadangi
Anderson Cooper
Andrew Young
Ann Cotton
Annie Lennox
Arun Gandhi
Bart Weetjens
Benazir Bhutto
Betty Williams
Bianca Jagger
Bill Cosby
Bill Drayton
Bishop C.F.X. Belo
Bob Geldof
Bono
Bunker Roy
Carlos Santana
César E. Chávez
Chief L. George
Christ. Amanpour
Clarence B. Jones
Colin Powell
Connie Duckworth
Coretta Scott King
Craig Kielburger
Dalai Lama
Daniel Lubetzky
David Brower
David Ho
David Trimble
Desmond Tutu
Dith Pran
Dolores Huerta
Don Cheadle
Dorothy Height
Dorothy Stoneman
Elie Wiesel
Eric Schwarz
Frederik W de Klerk
Gary Cohen
Geoffrey Canada
George Clooney
George Lucas
George Mitchell
Gérard Jean-Juste
Gillian Caldwell
Greg Boyle
Greg Mortenson
Hafsat Abiola
Harry G. Belafonte
Harry Wu
Helen Caldicott
Henry A. Kissinger
Ida Jackson
Immaculee Ilibagiza
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Ingrid W. El-Issa

Quratulain Bakhteari

Biography

Quratulain BakhteariThe Founding Director of the Institute for Development Studies and Practices, Quratulain Bakhteari has dedicated her career to raising the next generation of social and political activists in Pakistan. Despite a tumultuous adolescence and young adult life that included living in a refugee camp near Karachi and the responsibility of three children by the age of 22, Bakhteari managed to earn her Master's Degree from Karachi University and later, her Doctorate from the University of Technology in Loubrough, England. Passionately involved in bettering the community, and encouraging others to do the same, Bakhteari has worked with UNICEF and the Government of Balochistan, and founded the Institute for Development Studies and Practices. Her work has focused on health care, education, and social activism - all three of which she seeks to inspire her students to become involved in. Her organization, the IDSP, focuses on training students in learning centers and offering them the opportunity to be engaged in their local communities where they can think in innovative and creative ways to implement positive change. For changing the lives of over a million Pakistanis, and inspiring change the will have an impact on generations to come, Bakhteari has been recognized as a Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur.

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