Jan De Pauw is a Belgian Federal Diplomat, posted in Berlin. He used to lecture in cultural and political
history at the Brussels Erasmushogeschool, dpt. Rits. He holds an M.A.
in Philosophy and an M.A. in International Politics. His interests
include digital media, art and technology, American culture, jazz, and
foreign policy, as well as the fascinating but problematic relation of
Islam with the West. He is an independent writer, and you can find more of his work at his blog Trabecular Meshwork.