Please join us on Wednesday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a discussion on Asia’s stunning rise and its accelerating influence on 21st century geopolitics, the world economy and global governance.

Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order, linking five billion people through trade, finance, and infrastructure networks that represent 40 percent of global GDP. What happens when Asia no longer just produces for the West, but the West produces for Asia? And when Asians don’t aspire to live like the West, but rather Western societies wish they had Asians’ stability and far-sighted leadership?

Hosted by the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, in partnership with the American Geographical Society, this event will coincide with the launch of Dr. Parag Khanna’s new book The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century. This discussion is part of the Scowcroft Center’s work assessing long-term, global trends and crafting strategies to navigate them.