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Keynote speaker Parag Khanna is one of the world’s leading global strategists. He is a world traveler and a best-selling author. As well as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Frequently featured in leading international media, speaker Parag Khanna covers topics such as global challenges, future scenarios, and strategies for global corporations.
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Speaker Parag Kanna is Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. In addition he is 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.
An Insightful & Frequently Cited Intellectual
Speaker Parag Khanna is the author of several books, including Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and the international bestsellers How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011) and The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008).
As a renowned global strategy speaker Parag Khanna is widely quoted and published in various media around the globe. His articles and reviews have also appeared in the Financial Times, Forbes, TIME and many other prestigious journals. He has been featured on Russia Today, CNN, BBC, PBS and other channels from all over the world.
He spoke on “Invisible Maps” at TED Global 2009 and was a guest host of TED Global 2012. Parag has also been a host of InnerView on MTV, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lions of New York Public Library.
An Influential Thought-Leader
Keynote speaker Parag Khanna was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” in 2008, and was one of fifteen individuals featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”
A World Traveler & Adventurer
Parag grew up all over the world – From India to United Arab Emirates, New York and Germany! He has continued to travel for all his life, visiting over 100 countries spanning all continents.
Parag Khanna’s Background
Parag has held a number of advisory and research positions throughout his career. Among other positions, he has been adviser to the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program. As well as a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. He even served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces.
Dr. Khanna holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2017 he was awarded a Richard von Weizsaecker fellowship of the Robert Bosch Academy.
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