Thomas P.M. Barnett, Senior Managing Director of Enterra Solutions, LLC, is a strategic planner who has worked in national security affairs since the end of the Cold War. A New York Times-bestselling author and a nationally-known public speaker who’s been profiled on the front-page of the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Barnett is in demand within government circles as a forecaster of global conflict and an expert on grand strategy, as well as within corporate circles as a management consultant and conference speaker on issues relating to international security and globalization. Dr. Barnett currently serves as a Distinguished Strategist at the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and as a Visiting Scholar at the Howard W. Baker Center at the University of Tennessee. He has also written for Esquire magazine, Wired and the Washington Post; he has been a Contributing Editor for Esquire magazine since the beginning of 2005. He recently received the Best Political Writing Award (2007) and is currently writing for the most recent issue of “Good” Magazine. Dr. Barnett is best known as the author of The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2004). His latest book is Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating, also published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.