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BritCham Annual Economic Briefing - Populism v. Globalism: Geo-Economics in the Age of Trump

BritCham’s Annual Economic Briefing provides in-depth analysis, research and insights as invaluable input for businesses and investors attempting to make sense of the major economic and geopolitical trends.
 
We were delighted to welcome Parag Khanna, a leading global strategist, world traveller and bestselling author as our key note speaker. Our members and guests gained insights on how politics is playing out in the major economic regions of the US, Eurozone, China and Japan, and how its likely courses of action will influence Asia. 
 
Following the keynote, Parag was joined by H.E. Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner and Karishma Vaswani, Asia Business Journalist at the BBC as they discussed key trends and took questions from the audience.
 
We ended the enlightening evening with networking over drinks and canapes.
 
For more from Parag's archive, watch his popular 2016 TEDTalk "How megacities are changing the world" below.
 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency. Parag’s latest book is ‘Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State’ (2017). 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).

 
Parag has been an adviser to the U.S. National Intelligence Council’s ‘Global Trends 2030’ programme. From 2006-2015 he was a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. During 2007 he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces. From 2002-5, he was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution; from 2000-2002 he worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva; and from 1999-2000, he was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
 
A widely cited global intellectual, Parag provides regular commentaries for international media. He is currently a CNN Global Contributor. Parag lectures frequently at international conferences and gives executive briefings to government leaders and major corporations on global trends and scenarios, systemic risks and technological disruptions, and market entry strategies and economic master planning. He is a subcommittee member of the Singapore government’s Committee on the Future Economy.
 
Parag holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. For 2017, he has been awarded the Richard von Weizsaecker Fellowship of the Bosch Foundation. Parag is also a competitive tennis player.

 

Scott arrived at the British High Commission, Singapore in May 2015 as British High Commissioner. He began his career in the Diplomatic Service in 1983 and has worked in the British Embassies in Beijing, Paris, Rome and, most recently, in the Republic of Korea, where he was the UK ambassador. Scott’s ties with Asia continued during his tenure as Director for the Asia Pacific region in the FCO from 2008 to 2010.Scott is from Edinburgh in Scotland and has a degree in French from the University of Edinburgh. He is married to Anne and they have two daughters.

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Karishma was most recently the Indonesia Editor for the BBC World Service in Jakarta and prior to this held the position of the BBC’s Indonesia correspondent from 2009 to 2014. As the Indonesia correspondent she covered daily news stories including the July 2009 Jakarta bombings and the five year anniversary of the Aceh tsunami.

 
Prior to taking up her posting in Jakarta, Karishma was the first presenter of India Business Report, BBC World News' business programme dedicated to examining the issues of trade, business and economics in India.
 
She was also the first Mumbai-based business correspondent to report for BBC World News and covered the Mumbai bombings in 2006 and 2008.
 
Karishma joined the BBC in 2003 as a producer and reporter for Asia Business Report and World Business Report, working out of Singapore. Prior to working for BBC World News, she worked at CNBC Asia.
Speakers (s):

Parag Khanna - Global Strategist

Scott Wightman - British High Commissioner 

Moderator:

Karishma Vaswani - Asia Business Correspondent, BBC

Date:
Tue, March 21, 2017
Time:
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Venue:
The British High Commissioner’s Residence, Eden Hall, 28 Nassim Road, 258403
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Speaker (s):

Parag Khanna - Global Strategist

Scott Wightman - British High Commissioner 

Moderator:

Karishma Vaswani - Asia Business Correspondent, BBC

Date:
Tue, March 21, 2017
Time:
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Venue:
The British High Commissioner’s Residence, Eden Hall, 28 Nassim Road, 258403

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