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The Future Is Asian: Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century

The world has gotten used to hearing “America First” — but is it ready for “Asia First”? Asia is home to 60% of the world’s population and more than 30% of world GDP. Beyond China and India, the combined economy of ASEAN members is soon to be the fourth-largest. From the Belt & Road Initiative to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Asia's strategic vision, massive markets and demographic flows are reordering the entire world. What happens when Asia no longer just produces for the West but the West produces for Asia? 

Join us as Parag Khanna delivers a tour of the Asianized 21st century, covering trends in commerce, conflict, and culture. He will be joined in discussion by Michael Froman, who formerly served as President Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. The Future is Asian will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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Hosted by Asia Society.