Alumni Stories

Parag Khanna (F’99, G’05)

Director, Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation

Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009
Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10)

Parag Khanna

In 2008, Parag Khanna was named one of Esquire’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century. He is author of the international best-seller The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. He speaks German, Hindi, French, Spanish and basic Arabic and his research has taken him to close to 100 countries. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Explorers Club and was honored in 2009 as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

During 2007, Khanna was a senior geopolitical advisor to United States Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution; from 2000 to 2002 he worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva; and from 1999 to 2000, he was a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He is working towards his Ph.D. in international relations at the London School of Economics.

Additional Resources

Parag Khanna’s Website

New America Foundation

Remapping the World
One of TIME magazine’s “10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years”
By Parag Khanna | March 12, 2010

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