Ami Dar

Ami was born in Israel and grew up there and in Peru and Mexico. At 18, he was drafted into the Israeli army, where he served as a paratrooper in the Lebanese war of 1982. The misery and senseless destruction he saw in Lebanon, combined with the extreme poverty he had seen growing up in Latin America, led him to start Action Without Borders as an organization that would make it easier for people everywhere to take action on the issues that concern them. The organization's Web site, www.idealist.org, is an international site allowing people and organizations to connect with one another.

Founder and Director, Action Without Borders, New York, NY, USA
Website: http://www.idealist.org