What will happen after the COVID-19 nightmare ends? What has it revealed about the risks and rewards of global dependency? If globalization is replaced by regionalism and nationalism, how will the U.S.’s relationship with Asia change? What will supply chains look like? Will automation accelerate as a corporate defense against the effects of pandemics on the labor force? Leading global strategy advisor Parag Khanna, bestselling author of “The Future is Asian,” has a conversation with Jim Falk about the “Asian century” in a post-pandemic world.
Parag Khanna is founder and managing partner of the global strategic advisory firm FutureMap. His career spans service at the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, New America Foundation and the National University of Singapore. Khanna is the bestselling author of six books including “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century” and “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization.” He earned his BS in international affairs and MA in security studies from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics. Khanna was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” and has been honored as a “Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.”