Parag Khanna is a is 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. Parag's latest book is Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
"Governing a Connected World"
We’re accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity. Mankind has a new maxim – Connectivity is destiny – and the most connected powers, and people, will win. Drawing on his 2016 book Connectography, Dr. Khanna will trace the infrastructures and supply chains that form the backbone of our emerging global network civilization and explain how 21st century conflict is a tug-of-war over pipelines and Internet cables, advanced technologies and market access. What kind of government is best suited to governing such a complex world? Sharing insights from his latest book Technocracy in America, Dr. Khanna will sketch out administrative structures that are best suited to blending democracy and data to deliver better governance.