[Webinar Series: Leaders Shaping the Future of the Indo-Pacific]
The Future Is Asian: Technology and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

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  • Speaker: Parag KHANNA (Global Strategy Advisor; Founder, FutureMap)
  • Moderator: James KONDO (Chairman, International House of Japan)
  • Date: Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm (JST)
  • Venue: Online
  • Co-organized by: Shahani Associates Limited, Asia Society Japan Center, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting
  • Supported by: Japan Foundation Asia Center, MRA Foundation, Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation
  • Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free

Named to a ranking of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” and an international best-selling author, Parag Khanna is one of the world’s most insightful thought-leaders on the future of Asia.

How will the pandemic, US-China rivalry and the fourth industrial revolution affect the world order and Asia’s place within it? What will Asia look like in 2050? How can we actively shape the future of the region we want? Join us to explore these questions as we enter a new era.

Those who register are also welcome to ask questions through the registration form.

Recording of the livestream

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Parag KHANNA (Global Strategy Advisor; Founder, FutureMap)

photo: ParagParag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author of six books. He is founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. His newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (Simon & Schuster, 2019). He is also the author of a trilogy of books on the future world order, published by Random House, 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 holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He has traveled to nearly 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.


*The webinar series Leaders Shaping the Future of the Indo-Pacificseeks to introduce new leaders, ideas and initiatives that will shape the Indo-Pacific region in the coming years.

*This session is conducted in collaboration with the Japan-India Distinguished Visitors program,co-organized with Shahani Associates Limited.