Dr. Banning Garrett is a Washington-based strategic thinker, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur. He works at the intersection of policy, technology, long-term global trends, urbanization, and geopolitics, and has sought to bridge the gap between the S&T and Washington policy communities to address global grand challenges.  Garrett is currently adjunct faculty at Singularity University and previously was Strategic Foresight Senior Fellow for Innovation and Global Trends and founder of the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council. In addition, Garrett has worked on Sino-American relations since the 1970s, authoring dozens of articles and reports on U.S.-China ties, consulting to the US government, and visiting China 60 times since 1981 for consultations with Chinese experts and officials.