Harvard Club Dinner for Dr. Parag Khanna Book Release of Connectography
Last Thursday, April 21, 2016, the American Geographical Society (AGS) hosted a kickoff dinner event at the Harvard Club in New York City for the release of AGS Councilor Dr. Parag Khanna newest book, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, with sponsorship from GeoMakers, MapStory Foundation and Spatial Networks.
The event brought together members of the geographical community to celebrate Dr. Khanna’s work as well as to discuss the book’s key concept of how the world is becoming more interconnected. Among those in attendance was the Geographer of The United States, Dr. Lee Schwartz. During his introduction of Dr. Khanna, he explained how the word ‘connectography’ was a necessary invention, needed to properly explain the future of how we should conceptualize our changing world.
Throughout the dinner, Dr. Khanna answered questions and offered insights to his work. He discussed how political borders are losing their relevance as the internet, social media, and new technologies continue to expand. Emphasis was made on the importance of supporting the connectivity by linking academia, business, politics, and science through the study of geography. He ended the night with a book signing, with copies complimentary provided to guests by AGS.