- Asia's Global Influence in the 21st Century
April 30, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, and Russia to Australia—linking five billion people through trade, finance, and infrastructure networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. Author Parag Khanna will address the irrepressible global Asianization taking place and its impact on economy, society, and governance at a Global Café Breakfast on April 30. He will discuss the US-China relationship, as well as why the US needs to look beyond China to the emerging economic powerhouses in Asia including India, Vietnam, and Iran.
Khanna’s newest book, The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century, will be available for purchase at this event.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order, Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State, and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. In 2008, Khanna was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and bachelors and masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Rafiq Dossani is director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He works on education, finance, regional development, security, trade, and technology issues. Recent projects include academic medical center design in China, the Belt and Road Initiative, blended delivery models in higher education, security in the Korean Peninsula, smart city development in China, studies of Taiwan’s security and prosperity, trade relations in Asia, and the use of artificial intelligence in elder home health care in Taiwan. Previously, Dossani was director of Stanford University’s Center for South Asia and a senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies.
Akasha Cafe & Restaurant
9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City CA 90232
This breakfast is buffet style and serve yourself. Seating is not assigned.
Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Friday, April 26. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 26 in order to receive a refund.