Best-selling author on global trends & strategy
Global mega trends
Geopolitics & the evolving world order
US foreign policy
The future is Asian
Technology, politics & society
Urbanisation & demographics
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author.
He is Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm, 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.
Parag's most recent book is Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of the world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).
In 2019 he will publish THE FUTURE IS ASIAN: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st century. The book will chart the new multi-civilisational Asian system that is taking shape, and the impact it will have on the global system.
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.
Renowned for his unique blend of conceptual clarity and on-the-ground reportage, Parag provides a big-picture view of the forces re-shaping the balance of economic, political and cultural power in the 21st century.
Through compelling narratives and fascinating graphics, he helps businesses understand what the next commercial opportunities for them will be - from real estate and retail to finance and technology.