Lawrence Rothfield is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. He co-founded the Cultural Policy Center with Carroll Joynes and served for 10 years as its faculty director. He also served as director (and co-founder, with Gerald Graff) of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. Rothfield’s research in cultural policy falls into three broad areas: cultural heritage; the arts and urban development; and humanities policy. His recent cultural policy publications include: The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum, Antiquities under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection after the Iraq War, Chicago Music City, and contributed to Mapping State Cultural Policy: The State of Washington.