Josef Chytry is Senior Adjunct Professor of Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, Oakland/San Francisco, and Founding Managing Editor of the Oxford journal Industrial and Corporate Change at the Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He has also lectured in the humanities for the University of California Extension program since 1989. Professor Chytry received a B.A. in international relations from George Washington University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University with a specialty in East Central Europe, and a Doctor of Philosophy in politics and European intellectual history from the University of Oxford. He has authored five books along with a forthcoming book on the civilization of Greater California. Among the subjects he teaches are: the Italian Renaissance, the European Enlightenment, Modernism & Postmodernism, German philosophy and culture, and East European history and politics.