Dr. James Garrison is founder and president of Ubiquity University. He came to this having served as president of Wisdom University, based in California, which he led from 2005 – 2012, after which he led its transition into Ubiquity University, established in 2012. He has spent his entire professional life in executive leadership, including as co-founder and president of the Gorbachev Foundation/USA (1992 – 1995) and State of the World Forum (1995 – 2004) with Mikhail Gorbachev serving as convening chairman. He received his B.A in History from the University of Santa Clara, an MA in History of Religion from Harvard, and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from Cambridge. He has written numerous books, including The Plutonium Culture, America as Empire, The Darkness of God: Theology after Hiroshima, and Civilization and the Transformation of Power. He lectures regularly on comparative philosophy and religion, world history and politics, and the philosophical implications of global warming.