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The New Silk Road is Made of Iron and Steel


India China Institute and Global Studies Program presents:

The New Silk Road is Made of Iron and Steel

A Lecture by Parag Khanna

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Hirshon Suite

55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, New York

 The New Silk Road is Made of Iron and Steel

America’s distance from Eurasia places it on the wrong side of the world from the “cockpit of history,” a rapidly integrating Eurasian super-continent that is shaping its own future independently of the Western Hemisphere and the U.S. And the technology that is driving this epochal transformation is one of the most traditional: railways. Today’s Eurasian railways are connecting East and West at unprecedented speeds.  This lecture will provide an account of how these new infrastructures are rapidly altering the demographic, commercial, and geopolitical balance of power in the world’s strategic heartland.

About Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a leading geo-strategist, world traveler and author. He is Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute. His current affiliations include: Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS, Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Senior Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He is author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012) and the international bestsellers How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011) and The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008). In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”