Stefaan Verhulst was the co-founder and Head of PCMLP from the programme’s inception in December 1996 – May 2002, as well as senior research fellow at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies. In addition, he was the Unesco Chairholder in Communications Law and Policy for the UK. Before his move to Oxford in 1996, he had been a lecturer on communications law and policy issues in Belgium and founder and co-director of the International Media and info-comms Policy and Law studies (IMPS) at the School of Law, University of Glasgow. Mr. Verhulst has served as consultant to various international and national organizations including the Council of Europe, European Commission, Unesco, UNDP, USAID and DFID. Mr Verhulst is currently the Chief of Research at the Markle Foundation.