Cultural Vistas Announces Parag Khanna as 2021 Global Visionary Awardee and Keynote Speaker

Cultural Vistas is honored to announce our 2021 Global Visionary Awardee and Keynote speaker for our annual awards benefit, taking place virtually on October 27 at 12pm ET [link to registration page]. Dr. Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based advisory firm. A widely cited global intellectual, Parag is a regular commentator for international media such as CNN, BBC, CNBC, and Al Jazeera.

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Dr. Khanna’s keynote will touch on the global trends that move us and the future of global mobility from systemic risks and technological disruptions, to market entry strategies and economic master planning. Parag has provided expertise to over 30 governments and has been an advisor to the U.S. National Intelligence Council as well as the Singapore government’s Committee on the Future Economy. He is currently a senior advisor to Globality and serves on the advisory boards of GeoQuant, Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA), and East India Capital Management (EICM).

His articles have appeared in numerous major international publications, including the Wall Street JournalFinancial TimesWashington PostHarvard Business ReviewTIMEForeign AffairsForbesThe AtlanticForeign Policy, among others. He was a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore and at the New America Foundation. Prior to his work as a senior geopolitical advisor to U.S. Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Parag was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He has worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Dr. Khanna holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, and a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He speaks German, Hindi, French, Spanish and basic Arabic. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Dr. Khanna’s forthcoming book, MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us will be published on October 5, 2021. Copies of the book will be gifted to all Awards Benefit Sponsors and their guests who will also be invited to a special VIP discussion with Dr. Khanna prior to the benefit. You can pre-order a copy of the book through the Cultural Vistas Book Club on