You've heard of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. But what about Tunisian doctor-turned-political activist and now President Moncef Marzouki? Stanford professor and robot car visionary Sebastian Thrun? Law graduate and Syrian peace activist Rima Dali? Harvard markets ethicist Michael Sandel? This Foreign Policy piece serves as a readable, useful primer and a rich source of other reading material that will tide you over for months.