Michael Moser is an international lawyer and anthropologist who has resided in Asia (principally Hong Kong, Beijing, and Japan) for more than 40 years. Moser is a member of a leading London barristers’ chambers where he works as an arbitrator in disputes between Asian states and commercial entities, many of which involve intellectual and cultural property. In addition to practicing law, Moser has served on the board of several NGOs engaged in the cultural preservation and documentation of religious artifacts and art on the Tibetan plateau, as well as archaeological work in the Tarim Basin (Xinjiang). He holds a PhD in anthropology/archaeology from Columbia University and a JD in law from Harvard Law School. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London and works closely with Serindia Publications, the leading art publisher specializing in Himalayan cultures. Moser has been honored by the Austrian government with the award of the Officer’s Cross for his work in promoting cultural exchange in Asia.