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Parag Khanna

Global strategist, author and adviser Parag Khanna founded FutureMap with a view to offer data-backed advice to companies and governments 

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Parag Khanna is a global authority on artificial intelligence and geopolitics, and the founder of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Based in Singapore, he is a regular adviser to various global organisations, corporate executives and government leaders, and a regular speaker at international conferences.

Khanna has served as adviser to the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 programme, and senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007. He has written numerous books on the forces shaping the world and the future of the world order, the latest of which is Move: The Forces Uprooting Us released in October 2021. He is also a regular contributor to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, TIME magazine and Harvard Business Review, and a guest on broadcast media networks such as CNN, BBC, CNBC and Al Jazeera. 

A Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Khanna holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and both Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is married to Ayesha Khanna, chief executive and co-founder of data-strategy firm Addo AI. 


“Since my first book, I’ve been writing non-stop about how for the first time in history, we live in a global system that is truly multipolar and multi-civilisational at the same time. Governments need to accommodate each other in order to preserve geopolitical equilibrium.” 


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Khanna is a competitive tennis player and an avid traveller who has been to nearly 150 countries across every continent.  

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