Paul Hartley is an anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, and consultant with many years of experience. He was once a Fulbright-IIE fellow and academic and is now a writer, lecturer, and Executive Director of the Institute for Human Futures, a think tank incubated by Idea Couture. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomuisicology-Anthropology of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.