From Transatlantic to Eurasian: Global Order in the 21st Century

Speaker
Parag Khanna
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
University of Oxford China Centre
Dickson Poon Building
Canterbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6LU
Venue details

Kin-ku Cheng Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The ‘Asian Century’ is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia –linking five billion people through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colonialism and American dominance. Asians will determine their own future – and as they collectively assert their interests around the world, they will determine that of the rest of the world as well.

Parag Khanna is Managing Partner of FutureMap, a scenario planning and strategic advisory firm. He is the international bestselling author of six books including The Second World and Connectography. He has been a fellow at Brookings, New America, and the Lee Kuan Yew School at the National University of Singapore, as well as an advisor to the US National Intelligence Council and US Special Operations Forces.