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Dr James Martin founded the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization at the University of Oxford, and then the extraordinary 21st Century School at that University.
He is also a Senior Fellow of the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute in California.
Martin is Pulitzer nominee for his book The Wired Society. He has written 103 major textbooks - more than any other living person. Many have been seminal in their field.
'The Meaning of the 21st Century', published in 2006, has been made into a major film. In addition to a D.Litt from the University of Oxford, Martin has honorary doctorates from all six continents. He is renowned as a riveting lecturer.
Martin is a social entrepreneur in the fields of education, technology and international development. He founded James Martin Associates in London, and the company quickly became global. A follow-on company, James Martin and Co., is now called Headstrong, develops ultra-complex systems for corporations, worldwide.
Martin was a member of the software Scientific Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Defense. He was ranked 4th in Computer World's 25th Anniversary Edition's most influential people in computer technology.