D. Paul Schafer is Director of the World Culture Project. He has worked in the cultural field for more than five decades as an author, advisor, educator, administrator, and researcher. He has taught arts administration and cultural policy at York University and the University of Toronto, undertaken a number of missions for UNESCO to different parts of the world, and conducted numerous projects for cultural institutions and governments in Canada. He was originally trained as an economist, and taught economics for a number of years specializing in international development, principles of economics, and the history of economic thought. Paul Schafer is the author of many books and artixles on culture, including The Age of Culture: Beacon of the Future; Revolution or Renaissance: Making the Transition from an Economic Age to a Cultural Age, The Age of Culture, The Secrets of Culture, Aspects of Canadian Cultural Policy, Canada’s International Cultural Relations, Culture and Politics in Canada: Towards a Culture for All Canadians; and A New System of Politics: Government, Governance, and Political Decision-making in the Twenty-first Century. Information and reviews are available in the Hot Topics and Publications sections of the World Culture Project website at: www3.sympatico.ca/dpaulschafer.