Ted Magder is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. His research focuses on the legal and regulatory regimes that influence the flow of both media and culture across borders. Recent research and publications have examined the origins of international agreements and global media, the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Diversity in Cultural Expressions, on-line gambling and the World Trade Organization, and the principles of world communication. He is also the author of Canada’s Hollywood: Feature Films and the Canadian State (University of Toronto Press, 1993) and Franchising the Candy Store; Split-Run Magazines and a New International Regime for Trade in Culture (University of Maine, 1998). Magder has been honored with teaching awards from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and York University in Toronto, Canada. In 2012 he was one of six recipients of NYU’s University Distinguished Teaching Award. Magder was a visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam’s School of Communication Research in 2003. In 2001, he was the Malim Harding Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Magder was the special academic advisor to the UN World Television Conference in 1999 and 2000. Magder is currently the academic advisor to the Center for Communication in New York City and a board member of the Prague Institute for Democracy, Economics and Culture. He is also co-director of the Council on Media and Culture at NYU. He received his BA from the University of Toronto, his MA from Carleton University in Ottawa and his PhD from the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto. In 1988, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Communication and Information Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster). Born in Toronto, he lives in Greenwich Village, New York.