Pracha Hutanawatr is a social activist and intellectual in Thailand. He is currently Director of the Wongsanit Ashram near Bangkok, Deputy Director of Santi Pracha Dhamma Institute, Programme Director for Grassroots Leadership Training and a board member of the Spirit in Education Movement. He has published several major books in Thai and is the translator of works by Thich Nhat Hanh, Fritjof Capra and E. F. Schumacher.
Ramu Manivannan is a teacher, scholar and peace activist from India. He has been closely associated with the Alternatives Movement in India and other parts of Asia, and is the founder of the Spirit in Life Movement. He is the author of several books, including Shadows of a Long War: Indian Intervention in Sri Lanka (1988), and an editor of Social Justice, Democracy and Alternative Politics: An Asian-European Dialogue (2001).