MOVE: Where People Are Going for a Better FutureVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Book Talk with Parag Khanna
05:45 pm Registration
06:00 pm Opening Remarks
06:05 pm Fireside Chat
06:35 pm Q&A
06:55 pm Closing Remarks
07:00 pm Networking Drinks
ASHK Members: HKD 150
Non-Member Ticket: HKD 200
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present Parag Khanna, a best-selling author and leading geopolitical expert and advisor, as he discusses his latest forecast of the forces that will drive mass migration from his recent book, MOVE: Where People Are Going for a Better Future.
How will populations respond to game-changing events like climate change, the adoption of society-disrupting technologies, and economic collapse? How will widespread migration in response to such changes shape the world? In conversation with Diana Wu David, best-selling author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration, Mr. Khanna will explore the challenges humanity will face in the coming decades and what new “human geography” will emerge as a result.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and bestselling author. He is Founder & CEO of Climate Alpha, an AI-powered analytics platform to forecast asset values and future-proof global real estate, and Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Parag's latest book is MOVE: Where People Are Going for a Better Future (2021), which was preceded by The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also the author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). Parag 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 Ph.D. 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 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Diana Wu David is a Top 50 Global Influencer for future of work, an expert on effective boards and best-selling author of the Inc. magazine Top 10 Innovation book, Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration, a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare for success in a fast-changing world, across a 100-year life. Her company, Future Proof Lab, helps people and organizations optimise their potential via foresight methodologies combined with core principles of adaptive leadership to create inspiring futures that matter. Clients have included Google, Oracle, JP Morgan, London Stock Exchange, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, National Basketball Association, Expedia, the World Bank and KPMG. Diana has lectured and taught classes at Hong Kong University and Columbia Business School in Asia and is a FORWARD Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne. She began her career and leadership education as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger. A contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc, Global Focus and Nikkei Asia, she is a popular speaker with a TEDx talk that has been called “a clarion call for people to get off the treadmill of unfulfilling work and learn to run free”.
About MOVE: Where People Are Going for a Better Future:
In the 60,000 years since people began colonizing the continents, a recurring feature of human civilization has been mobility—the constant search for resources and stability. Seismic global events—wars and genocides, revolutions and plagues—have only accelerated the process. The map of humanity isn’t settled—not now, not ever.
As climate change tips toward full-blown crisis, economies collapse, governments destabilize, and technology disrupts, we’re entering a new age of mass migrations—one that will scatter both the dispossessed and the well-off. Which areas will people abandon and where will they resettle? Which countries will accept or reject them? As today’s world population, which includes four billion restless youth, votes with their feet, what map of human geography will emerge?
MOVE provides an illuminating and authoritative vision of the next phase of human civilization—one that is both mobile and sustainable. In the years ahead people will move to where the resources are and technologies will flow to the people who need them, returning us to our nomadic roots while building more secure habitats. MOVE is a fascinating look at the deep trends shaping the most likely scenarios for the future. Most important, it guides each of us as we seek our optimal location on humanity's ever-changing map.
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