Shifting Powers in the Post-Pandemic World

Dr. Parag Khanna

Shifting Powers in the Post-Pandemic World

Zoom Webinar

May 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an acceleration of trends already underway. As such, many wonder what global power dynamics will look like in years to come. Whether isolationism, international cooperation, or the rise of Asia, a newer world order may be on the horizon. Join us on Thursday, May 28, from 9 AM to 10 AM EST, when Parag Khanna will discuss the world’s shifting power dynamics with Network 20/20. Parag is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, best-selling author, and Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm.

Listen to Parag Khanna answering the question: “What is the new world order after Covid-19?”


Dr. Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. Parag’s newest book is The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).

Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to nearly 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.



Lisa Rhoads

Lisa Rhoads is the Founder and Managing Partner of a Private Equity Healthcare Company. In this role, she drives the firm’s healthcare private equity investment strategy as well as helps provides capital advisory to healthcare business across the capital structure.

Previously, Lisa was a Managing Director with the Easton Capital Group, a venture capital firm focused on the healthcare sector. She led sourcing, due diligence, and the structuring of investments, while participating in fundraising activities for the firm. She also served on the Board of numerous portfolio companies, assisting with strategy, product development, and mergers & acquisitions, and played an instrumental role in delivering a 5X increase in the valuation of key investments.

Lisa is known throughout the industry for her understanding of the emerging markets. She has structured innovative technology licensing agreements with pharmaceutical and private equity partners in both China and Brazil. These deals are projected to generate $15M in incremental revenues for the portfolio firms of Easton Capital over the course of next 3 to 5 years.

Prior to joining Easton Capital, Lisa served as Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property at Celtic Pharma Management, a venture capital firm focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. She was a founding member of the firm, opening the Bermuda office, leasing the New York City office space, and establishing the intellectual property function. She also served on the Boards of numerous portfolio companies.

Lisa’s previous experience includes serving as Director of Consumer Marketing for the U.S. Pharmaceutical business of Bristol-Myers Squibb, and as Consumer Strategist at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music. She currently teaches entrepreneurship and serves on the boards the Turtle Bay Music School in addition to Network 20/20.



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