A former scientist (PhD, Duke) and Fortune 300 executive (MBA, Cornell), Christopher is an economic researcher, author & futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, as well as the co-founder of PeakProsperity.com. He is also a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and his work has appeared on PBS and been cited by the Washington Post. He is a contributor to SeekingAlpha.com. Christopher rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: The Crash Course, which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). He studies macro trends through his proprietary analytical framework based on the interdependence of the “Three Es” – the Economy, Energy & the Environment – and uses this lens to assess the probable impact of current developments in the markets, geo-politics and society. Mr. Martenson has devoted years to the art and science of effective communication and has attracted a very diverse and broad international following. He is an accomplished presenter who has offered the Crash Course seminar all over the United States. The online course has been translated into several languages, and been viewed over 1.5 million times. His website offers both daily free content as well as a newsletter service for enrolled members. His goal is to help as many people understand that we are in the midst of a profound economic shift and that equally profound risks and opportunities lie in our future.