Professor Dr Holger BRIEL is currently Professor of Cultural Theory and Media Studies at BNU-HKBU-UIC. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Theory from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan. Dr Briel has taught at many international universities, including New York University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Surrey, Indiana State University and Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University. He has held numerous Visiting Professorships and lectured at Oxford University, UC Berkeley, CUNY, Ateneo de Manila, the National University of Malaysia, the National University of Singapore, and many others. He has published copiously in media and cultural studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and international management studies and remains active as a journalist for several international newspapers. His latest co-authored book is The Piracy Years: Internet File Sharing in a Global Context (University of Liverpool Press, 2023). For many years, he has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the Scopus-listed IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies and sits as an Editor and Joint Editor on many journal boards. Dr Briel is the recipient of numerous prestigious research grants and fellowships, most recently the endowed National South Korean Senior Fellowship in Cultural Studies. In recognition of his expertise in global education, he has been elected to several national higher education supervisory bodies, including those of Greece, Hungary and Spain, and the EU Council for Higher Education.