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Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century. He is a visible voice in the political and social arenas
Parag Khanna is an Indian American born in Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) India. He is a leading Geo-strategist, Author and International Relations expert.
Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century and at the top of Wired magazine’s Smart List. Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his historic presidential campaign. He is currently a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, the country’s most innovative think tank, where he directs the Roundtable on the Future of the World Economy and advises the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program. He is also co-director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a global advisory firm providing insight into the implications of emerging technologies.
Khanna is the author of Hybrid Reality: Preparing for the Age of Human-Technology Co-Evolution (2012), How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and the International bestseller The Second World: How Emerging Powers Are Redefining Global Competition in the 21st Century (2009), which has been translated into 15 languages and led to The New York Times Book Review hailing Khanna as a “geopolitical whiz kid.”
A visible voice in the political and social arenas, Khanna has been featured on CNN, BBC, PBS, Al Jazeera, CBS, and NPR. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, TIME, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and many other print and online publications.
A noted adventurer, Khanna has travelled to more than 100 countries and speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Hindi, and basic Arabic, earning him recognition as one of the world’s most informed socio-political experts.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Khanna also attained a Master’s from Georgetown’s Security Studies Program and a PhD at the London School of Economics.
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