New America Foundation's Parag Khanna has been named on Esquire's list of the 75 most influential people for the 21st Century. The magazine's October issue states that, “Amid the recent surge of dashing political-military-international-affairs intellectuals, Khanna stands out as young, original, and roughed up. He spent two years humping the terrain of 50 developing countries to research The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order.”
According to Steve Coll, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, “Second World was a bracing, energetic, provocative piece of reporting and thinking that has deeply influenced American discourse about the kind of world the next president will inherit. Parag is the sort of writer who is not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom or to change his own mind; at a time when too much of our foreign policy thinking is rooted in frameworks from the past, he has proved himself to be an essential new voice.”
Khanna's next book, How to Run the World, is on the future of diplomacy and will be published in 2010 by Random House.
Based in New York City, Parag Khanna is a senior research fellow with the New America Foundation, and he is also the director of New America's Global Governance Initiative, a project of the American Strategy Program. To arrange an interview with Mr. Khanna, please call Erin Drankoski at 202-997-8727 or e-mail email@example.com.