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BOOKS: How to Run the World, by Parag Khanna

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Join SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association (www.saja.org) as we present a conversation with PARAG KHANNA, PhD., one of Esquire's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century - and author of "How to Run the World." Call in with questions or email your questions: saja@columbia.edu. ABOUT THE BOOK: The world is entering a perfect storm of calamities: a great game for scarce natural resources, financial instability, environmental stress, and failing states. In some respects, it isn’t far off from that medieval landscape of almost a millennium ago. It is a multi-polar, multi-civilizational world in which every empire, city-state, multi-national corporation or mercenary army is out for itself. Esteemed adventurer-scholar Parag Khanna’s How to Run the World is a bold account of our current global chaos and a road-map for creating a truly resilient and stable world. Some of the early endorsements of the book include: "This book is a fresh, bold, provocative—and most importantly realistic—guide to getting us to the next Renaissance." - Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea. “We need to pay attention to Parag’s ideas.” – Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. “There’s no book like it.” – John G. Ruggie, Professor at Harvard University.Both the Daily Beast and Huffington Post have already dubbed the book one of the most anticipated of 2011. Check out http://www.paragkhanna.com and follow him on Twitter: @paragkhanna

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