Parag Khanna is Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. He is the international bestselling author of six books, has travelled to most of the countries of the world, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics.
Session: The Future is Asian
The definitive guide to Asia’s global influence in the 21st century
In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being irreversibly Asianized. The Asian Century is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, and Russia to Australia — linking five billion people through trade, finance and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. The world has gotten used to hearing “America First”— but is it ready for “Asia First”?
When you look to the future as a professional speaker, what most excites you?
“I am most excited about new countries playing host to major events, as emerging markets gain the confidence to show themselves off to the world. That means new destinations and adventures!”