Roland Benedikter, Dott. Dr. Dr. Dr., is European Foundation Fellow 2009-2013, in residence at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies of the University of California at Santa Barbara, with duties as the European Foundations Research Professor of Multidisciplinary Political Analysis. He is also serving as Full Academic Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Washington DC and as Trustee of the Toynbee Prize Foundation Boston. His main field of interest is the multidimensional analysis of what he calls the current "Global Systemic Shift", which he tries to understand by bringing together the six typological discourses (and systemic order patterns) of Politics, Economy, Culture, Religion, Technology and Demography. Roland is currently working on three major book projects: One about the "Global Systemic Shift. How to Read the Current Phase of Globalization?", one about "China: Situation and Perspectives of the New Global Power" and one about the "Resilient Society of the Future", all of them comparing culturo-political trends in the European and American hemispheres. With these projects he is also involved in European Policy Advice.