Parag Khanna - Global Strategist and Advisor

Parag Khanna (@paragkhanna) is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a boutique content strategy agency – topics he addressed in his popular TED Talk on How Megacities are Changing the Map of the World.

Parag has (co)authored several books, including:

In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

 

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In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

  • Why Asia is where the 21st century will unfold
  • How economic forces are driving apparently separatist movements
  • The de-volution of nation-states and the rise of Mega-Cities
  • Why borders are becoming increasingly less relevant
  • How Parag sees blockchain technology impacting politics
  • Why local democracies are the most effective governing systems to date
  • How cities are starting to challenge the power of governments
  • Why and how regulation will shape the geo-politics of the future
  • How Asia impacts China more than you know

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