Topics: International Relations
Regional focus: Asia and the Pacific
Origin: India
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Dr. Parag Khanna 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. He is also the Managing Partner of a geostrategic advisory firm as well as Co-Founder and CEO of a content branding agency.

Parag Khanna is author of many books and provides regular commentaries and articles for major international media. He is currently a CNN Global Contributor. Parag Khanna has worked as an adviser to the U.S. National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program. During 2007 he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces. Moreover, he was a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

In 2008, Parag Khanna was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He has also been honored as a Young Leader of the World Economic Forum. Parag Khanna holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Born in India, Parag Khanna grew up in the United Arab Emirates, New York as well as Germany, travelled in over 100 countries and speaks English, German, Hindi, French, Spanish and basic Arabic.


Last updated: 2017