András Szántó is a writer, researcher, and consultant in the field of arts, cultural policy, and philanthropy. He currently oversees the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He is the former director of the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, where he also directed the Arts Journalism Institute of the National Endowment of the Arts. Szántó has been a senior lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and he moderates discussions at Art Basel and other international events. He has taught at Columbia and Barnard College and has lectured in cultural institutions worldwide. As a consultant, Szántó has designed new initiatives for The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Guggenheim Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Archive Center, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among other organizations. He has also developed strategic planning projects with AEA Consulting and designed global arts initiatives for commercial enterprises. Trained as a sociologist, Szántó is coauthor and editor of five books and numerous research reports. As contributing editor of The Art Newspaper, his journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, and Museum Practice, among other publications. He holds a PhD in sociology from Columbia University.