Yudhishthir Raj Isar is a cultural analyst, educator, advisor and public speaker. Currently Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris and Maître de Conférence at SciencesPo. He is the founding co-editor of the Cultures and Globalization Series (SAGE). President of the European arts and culture platform Culture Action Europe (2004-2008), Trustee of the Institute of International Visual Arts, London 1994-2010 and Acting Chair, 2009-10; advisor to other cultural organizations in Europe, North America and India. Consultant to the European Commission, the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Cultural Foundation and the United Nations Special Unit for South-South Cooperation. Earlier, at UNESCO, Director of Cultural Policies and of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture; in 1994-96, Executive Secretary of the World Commission on Culture and Development.