The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Dubai Initiative will host a Directors' Lunch with Parag Khanna on Friday, March 14th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Parag Khanna is an expert on geopolitics, global governance, and Asian and European affairs, and is the author of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order. The New York Times book review comments, “he strides the world in seven-league boots, armed with a powerful thesis: in the postcolonial, post-cold-war era, three superpowers have emerged with a ravenous appetite for energy and natural resources.”

As a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Global Governance Initiative of the American Strategy Program, Mr. Khanna leads an effort to find innovative strategies for governmental, corporate, and civil society collaboration to resolve pressing global problems and redefine diplomacy for the 21st century. Before joining the New America Foundation he was the Global Governance Fellow at Brookings. He has worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where he specialized in scenario and risk planning, and at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he conducted research on terrorism and conflict resolution.

His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Harper’s, Policy Review, Foreign Policy, Prospect (U.K.), Slate, and Survival (U.K.), and he has been featured on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera International, National Public Radio, and Doordarshan (India). Mr. Khanna holds bachelors and masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and is completing his PhD at the London School of Economics.


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