Lincoln C. Chen is Director of the Global Equity Initiative at The Asia Center, Harvard University.
Arthur Kleinman is Maude and Lilian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. His most recent book is "Writing at the Margin" (California, 1996). Veena Das is Professor of Sociology at the University of Delhi and author of "Critical Events: An Anthropological Approach to Contemporary India" (1995). Margaret Lock, Professor in the departments of Social Studies of Medicine and of Anthropology at McGill University, is author of "Encounters with Aging" (California, 1993) and coeditor of "Knowledge, Power and Practice" (California, 1993).