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Parag Khanna

With leading geo-strategist, world traveller and author Parag Khanna as a guide, audiences receive a cutting-edge road map for navigating a hard-to-predict global future. Featured in Esquire's '75 most influential people of the 21st Century', Parag has travelled to over 100 countries and has advised numerous governments and companies, having captured the geopolitical and economic dynamics of the world's fastest-growing regions.

Intelligent, energetic and wise beyond his years, Parag Khanna teaches governments, corporations and individuals how to thrive in a complex global future, providing expert commentary on international economic trends and emerging markets.

He has spent his career immersed in global politics, having travelled to over 100 countries; he is able to speak English, German, French, Spanish, Hindi, and basic Arabic.

Featured in Esquire's '75 most influential people of the 21st Century', as well as WIRED’s ‘Smart list’, Parag has not only correctly predicted the direction of geopolitics for years, he also works to shape it.

With his base in Singapore, Parag travels widely around Asia and has advised numerous governments and companies with regards to the commercial opportunities and geopolitical risks in the world's fastest-growing region.

In his book The Second World: How Emerging Powers Are Redefining Global Competition in the 21st Century, Parag heralded China's arrival as a superpower; foresaw the political power of Asian and Arab state-capitalism and sovereign wealth funds; depicted the growth of today's thriving cross-emerging market trade patterns; and warned of the risks poor infrastructure posed to American competitiveness. 

His other influential works include How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance,where he charts a viable roadmap to establishing a more resilient world order - one that incorporates governments, cities, corporations, and civic communities into a dynamic diplomatic system. 

An expert on emerging technology, Parag is able to provide valuable insights into game-changing economic and technological breakthroughs that transform the world's balance of power. As director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, he develops leading-edge scenarios for governments and corporate clients around the world.

He is currently a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, the country's most innovative think tank, where he directs the Roundtable on the Future of the World Economy and advises the US National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2030 program. 

A prolific voice in international media, Parag is regularly featured in major print publications and televised media, and is currently a columnist for CNN, a contributing editor to WorldPost, and a regular guest host of CNBC. 

His speaking topics include:

- The future of Asia in the worldwide political economy

- Billions of people, trillions of dollars: how Asia will shape the next decade

- The future of globalization: strategic trends, economic competition & technological innovation

- Collective leadership in a Turbulent Age

- The global war for talent


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