Mr Parag Khanna

Geo-Strategist, World Traveler, Author

Parag Khanna is a leading geo-strategist, world traveler, and author. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute. He is author of "Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization(2012)", the international best seller "The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order(2008") and "How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance(2011)". In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and one of fifteen individuals featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”

Parag is widely published and quoted in media around the world such as the New York Times, TIME, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal, and appears regularly on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, PBS, and NPR. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Born in India, Parag grew up in the United Arab Emirates, New York, and Germany. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.