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Bio from Great Powers

 

About

 

Thomas P.M. Barnett

 

Author of

 

GREAT POWERS:

 

America and the World after Bush 

 

Thomas P.M. Barnett
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.   
 

 

A senior advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Central Command, Special Operations Command, the Joint Staff and the Joint Force Command Barnett formerly served as a senior strategic researcher and professor at the U.S. Naval War College.  From November 2001 to June 2003, he served as Assistant for Strategic Futures, Office of Force Transformation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Prior to that, he directed the NewRulesSets Project, in partnership with Cantor Fitzgerald, to draw new "maps" of power and influence in the world economy; directed the Year 2000 International Security Dimension Project; and served as a project director for the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Public Research.  

 

In December 2002, Esquire named Barnett "The Strategist" for a special edition titled "The Best and the Brightest," and followed that in March 2003 with his article, "The Pentagon's New Map," and he has since become a Contributing Editor, with a dozen articles to his credit.  His pieces are regularly selected for the annual Best American Political Writing anthology.  Barnett has also written for several additional publications, including U.S News & World Report, National Review,  Baltimore Sun, The Guardian (UK), Wired, and others.  He has a weekly column for the Scripps Howard News Service, and his blog on current global events on hiswebsite, www.thomaspmbarnett.com is read by major military and civilian leaders all over the world.  

 

Barnett is a Visiting Strategist at the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies, a think-tank offshoot of the internationally famous Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and a Visiting Scholar at the Howard W. Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. 

 

A prominent international businessman, as Senior Managing Director of Enterra Solutions Barnett advises countries and governments on economic, political and infrastructure development, and is on the road roughly 200 nights a year addressing military, foreign policy, economic, corporate, and academic forums.     


Dr. Barnett holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, and an MA and PhD from Harvard.  He and his wife Vonne Barnett live in Indiana with their four children.

 

 

From GREAT POWERS, to be published by G. P. Putnam's on February 5, 2009.

Reader Comments (2)

Shouldn't that be: "University of Wisconsin - Madison"?
January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPurpleSlog
You often don't include the Madison suffix. It is known popularly as THE University of Wisconsin.
January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Barnett

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