Anan Ameri: Author, educator and activist. For over four decades she has advocated for immigrant voices and rights in the US. She is the founding director of the Palestine Aid Society of America and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Ameri holds a BA in sociology from the University of Jordan, an MA from Cairo University and a PH.D from Wayne State University. Ameri was also a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliff College, a visiting scholar at the Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and served as an interim director of the Institute of Jerusalem Study. In 2016 she was recently inducted in Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. Ameri is the author and editor of many publications. Her recent book “The Scent of Jasmine: Coming of Age in Jerusalem and Damascus” was published in 2017 by Interlink Publishing.