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Key Points for Dr Parag Khanna

  • Dr Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller, and best-selling author.
  • Has been an adviser to the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program.
  • Was a 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.
  • Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation.
  • Served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces. 
  • Is a widely cited global intellectual, providing regular commentaries for international media. His cover story for the New York Times Magazine, “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” is one of the most globally debated and influential essays since the end of the Cold War.
  • Also appears frequently in media around the world such as CNN, BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera and other broadcasters. 

Topics for Dr Parag Khanna

  • Investing into volatility: Winners and losers in the new global macro
    Today’s macro investment landscape features a volatile mix of geopolitical fragmentation, interest rate gyrations and trade distortions, as well as significant new drivers such as demographic shifts, technological disruptions and climate risk. Active portfolio diversification across geographies and asset classes is essential to generating alpha. Dr. Khanna has spent a quarter century traveling to more than 150 countries, advising the largest and most prestigious asset managers as well as the most respected and successful governments. His deep and data-rich analysis paints an interdisciplinary picture of key megatrends, confidently forecasting which geographies, markets and sectors will outperform in the complex and turbulent years ahead.
  • Beyond the “new cold war”: Navigating the geopolitical marketplace
    America no longer runs the world, nor will a “new Cold War” between the US and China determine global order. Instead, we find ourselves in a hyper-competitive “geopolitical marketplace,” the term Dr. Khanna coined to capture how a half-dozen major powers are vying to be the trusted providers of vital services across the military, financial, energy, industrial, technological, infrastructure and other domains. Meanwhile, rather than choose sides, smart countries practice a deft “multi-alignment,” doing business in all directions to get the best deal for themselves. Based on his pioneering research and extensive experience advising heads of state and global corporations, Dr. Khanna guides you in finding opportunities in this complex new global system.
  • The future of demographics and mobility: A global war for young talent
    Our species is rapidly reaching “peak humanity.” The global population may cross nine billion people during the 2030s, after which it will rapidly decline. In fact, many aging societies from Europe to East Asia are already depopulating due to collapsing fertility and low immigration. But most of the world’s people are still young — and as they vote with their feet, they determine the winners and losers of the 21st century. Countries are now vigorously competing in a global war for young talent to attract the taxpayers and homeowners, laborers and caregivers, students and entrepreneurs of the future. Companies must do the same – even though in a remote working world, millennials and Gen-Z are moving targets as they abandon national loyalty in favor of the most affordable and liberal lifestyle. Which societies are winning the war for young talent? How can corporations attract young employees to their headquarters while also building a decentralized workplace culture? Drawing upon the innovative and global research from his latest book MOVE, Dr. Khanna presents the world from the standpoint of the mobile generation who will define it, guiding your talent strategies for the years ahead.
  • Climate adaptation: How to become future-proof
    The climate will not adapt to us – we have to adapt to it. Climate disasters are intensifying, with hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and other catastrophes are causing ever greater costs to societies everywhere. Climate refugees now outnumber political and economic migrants. The world will not only be hotter but also more violent, with conflicts over food and water and uncontrolled mass migrations across the continents. Net zero goals are clearly not enough. That is why climate adaptation must be every country and company’s foremost priority. This includes fortifying and redesigning our cities and buildings, accelerating renewable energy, boosting food production, and relocating our businesses, citizens, and workers to more resilient habitats. As Founder & CEO of AlphaGeo, the leading geospatial data science company using AI to translate climate models into financial impact, Dr. Khanna leverages his access to this proprietary software to provide detailed analysis of the locations across the globe best suited to your business requirements, helping you create a customized strategy to invest in resilient assets that will outperform in the volatile era ahead.
  • The future is Asian: Billions of people, trillions of dollars
    Asia is the world’s undisputed economic core and strategic cockpit. More than half the world’s population and GDP, as well as most of the world’s fast-growing economies and rapidly expanding middle class, are contained within this increasingly dense zone of trade and investment agreements. Asia used to produce for the world, now the world produces for Asia. After Japan and China, the next chapter of Asia’s economic story is being written by the “fourth wave” regions of South and Southeast Asia, with countries such as India and Vietnam becoming key destinations for high-tech manufacturing as they capture value chains and lead the world in minting unicorns. Yet navigating Asia’s dizzying diversity of cultures and range of regulations requires both a macro and micro view, as well as a keen understanding of current geopolitical tensions and conflict scenarios. As author of the landmark book The Future is Asian and strategic advisor to numerous Asian governments and corporations, there is no better guide than Dr. Khanna to the region that is defining the 21st century.
  • Citizen of everywhere: A conversation with Parag Khanna
    What does it mean to be a worldly person? How should you raise kids with skills necessary for tomorrow’s world? What are the best places to live and retire? Born in India, raised in the UAE, New York and Germany, and having lived in Switzerland, London and Singapore, Dr. Khanna has cultivated a lifestyle as a “citizen of everywhere”: Someone who behaves like a local wherever he is, for however long. This approach has been instrumental in yielding the profound insights contained in his many books spanning geopolitics, technology, governance and identity – and elevated him to the status of a trusted advisor to many world leaders and corporate figures. Those in positions of responsibility and influence will savor this philosophical yet grounded conversation drawing on Parag’s uniquely insightful life experiences as an adventurous scholar who’s been to more than 150 countries, whose strategic insights have earned him comparisons to Henry Kissinger and Alvin Toffler, and whose worldview presents the essential middle ground between the forces of nationalism and globalism.

Testimonials for Dr Parag Khanna

Connectivity has become a basic human rights, and gives everyone on the planet the opportunity to provide for their family and contribute to our shared future. Connectography charts the future of this connected world.
General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

Parag offered our members a knowledgeable and fascinating perspective on the ways in which an increasingly urban world will renegotiate the historical boundaries of our geopolitical landscape. The various visuals and extensive research he provided made for a fact-packed program that fully engaged everyone in the room.
Economic Club of Chicago

Investor AB's 100th anniversary celebration was a major milestone in one of Europe's leading family firms. Dr. Khanna's opening keynote speech was inspirational to our senior management and the heads of our many portfolio companies. His vision of the future is precisely what we believe all investors should focus on.
Investor AB (Sweden)

Dr. Khanna's opening keynote address at our recent foreign direct investment forum was engaging, insightful and stimulating for our diverse audience of senior decision makers from government and international corporations. His thought provoking perspectives set the scene perfectly for the day ahead.
Financial Times Live

Dr. Khanna was a 'home run' at this year's ECC Conference. His presentation on his original work in Connectography was a perfect fit for our conference theme of innovation. Parag was an excellent speaker with a unique presentation on taking a different perspective on world geography. His research and theories gave our conference some great insights on where we might best focus our efforts to insure sustainable future growth in global commerce.
Stephen Buras

Clyde & Co. is rapidly expanding worldwide in vital industries such as insurance, transport and infrastructure. Parag provided a sharp and rapid-fire perspective on how these crucial sectors are evolving in a volatile world and mapped out pathways that benefited all our partners. Our collective view was: 'Wow!'
Clyde & Co.

I'm pleased that Parag was able to speak at our Sustainable Financing Forum. We have received exceptional customer feedback. Customers and other attendees made special mention of the quality of the speakers, the depth and breadth of insights shared and relevance of the subject matter. Please extend my thanks to Parag for his valuable contribution and for sharing his insights with such clarity.