Yudhishthir Raj Isaris enjoying a second lifeas an academic, independent cultural advisor and public speaker, after adistinguished career with UNESCO. nbsp; He iscurrently Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University ofParis, Maï¿½tre de Confï¿½rence at SciencesPo and visiting professor at other universities in Europe and the US. nbsp; With Helmut K. Anheier, he is the foundingco-editor of the Cultures andGlobalization Series. nbsp; In 2004-2008he was president of the European arts and culture platform Culture Action Europe. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Hewas a Trustee of the Institute ofInternational Visual Arts, London from 1994 to 2010 and Acting Chair, 2009-10;he is also a board member of or advisor to other cultural organizations inEurope, North America and Asia. nbsp;nbsp; He hasbeen a consultant to the European Commission, the Organization of AmericanStates (OAS), the European Cultural Foundation and the United Nations Special Unitfor South-South Cooperation. nbsp;nbsp; Member ofthe International Council of Museums and the Indian National Trust for Art andCultural Heritage. nbsp;nbsp; At UNESCO from 1973to 2003, he was notably Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly MuseumInternational, besides commissioning and editing a range of publications inthe heritage field; Director of Cultural Policies and of the International Fundfor the Promotion of Culture; in 1994-96, he was Executive Secretary of theWorld Commission on Culture and Development. nbsp; In 1986-87, he served as the first Executive Director of the Aga KhanProgram for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and MIT. nbsp;nbsp;
Helmut K. Anheier (PhD, Yale) is Dean and Professor ofSociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He holds a chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Social Investment. From 2001 to 2009, he was Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA's School ofPublic Affairs and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.Professor Anheier founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at LSE andthe Center for Civil Society at UCLA. Before embarking on an academic career,he served as social affairs officer to the United Nations. He is currentlyresearching the nexus between globalisation, civil society, and culture and isinterested in policy analysis and methodological questions.