To be released on October 5, 2021



The coronavirus imposed the strictest lockdown in history, completely freezing international migration. Yet all the forces that compel people to uproot themselves are accelerating: labor shortages, political upheaval, economic crises, technological disruption, and climate change. 

We have grown accustomed to several hundred million people relocating to start a new life abroad. What happens when billions of people are on the move? Where will you live in 2030? Where will your children settle in 2040? What will the map of humanity look like in 2050?


Prologue: Where will you live in 2050?

Chapter I: Mobility is Destiny

Chapter II: The War for Young Talent 

Chapter III: Generation Move 

Chapter IV: The Next American Dream

Chapter V: The European Commonwealth

Chapter VI: Bridging Regions

Chapter VII: Northism

Chapter VIII: Will “The South” Survive?

Chapter IX: The Asians are Coming

Chapter X: Retreat and Renewal in Pacific Asia

Chapter XI: Quantum Peopl

Chapter XII: Pax Urbanica

Chapter XIII: Civilization 3.0



Impressive…In Move, Parag Khanna proves again why he is one of the world's most incisive thinkers. With wit, wisdom and deep intelligence, he shows us a future in which billions will move across borders, creating entirely new population mixes and blending what used to be called ‘national identity.’ The book’s great accomplishment is that it not only reveals what will soon be upon us, but what lies ahead for our children and grandchildren.

– Alec Ross New York Times bestselling author of The Industries of the Future

Millions of people will soon vote with their feet to reveal the most desirable locales of the 21st century. They’ll abandon failing models and, with a new flexibility created by technology, bring their skills to places that reward ingenuity. Parag Khanna’s brilliant new book describes a world shaped not just by democracy or capitalism, but, increasingly, by migration.

– Balaji S. Srinivasan Entrepreneur and Former CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Thought provoking…As this book demonstrates, the climate crisis is just one of many forces that will have humans more on the move this century. Since global warming hits hardest those who’ve done the least to cause it, migrants will have moral force on their side. We can only hope that undeniable reality will spark a global ethic of solidarity and that a large-scale humanitarian disaster will be averted.

– Bill McKibben Author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Daring, smart, unforgettable .... A rich exploration of our times and the way forward.

– Elif Shafak Author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted Ten Minutes Forty Eight Seconds in This Strange World

A real eye-opener…Move makes clear that, though ‘mobility’ can be for some a desperate flight for refuge, it’s also—for younger generations growing into a multi-cultural, one-planet civilization—a new expression of possibility. What’s exciting is that the book reorients us to this century’s potential. It’s a pleasure to read.

– Kim Stanley Robinson Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and New York Times bestselling author of Ministry for the Future

Authoritative and fact filled yet pleasurable to read, this vitally important book by geopolitical scholar and veteran world traveler Parag Khanna presents a thorough investigation of the history of human migration and a discerning estimate of its probable future. Among the book’s many strengths is its penetrating analysis of the radical reconceptualization of our current civilizational models coupled with compelling insights on how the inevitable mass migrations of the near and medium term future will affect every facet of global social, political and economic activity.

– Martin Gray Cultural Anthropologist and International Photojournalist,

Without fundamentally rethinking our economic models, the colliding demographic, environmental, and political crises many countries face will snowball into economic disasters. In MOVE, Parag Khanna cuts through the clutter like no one else, providing a roadmap to a more sustainable future.

– Nouriel Roubini Chairman, Roubini Macro Associates LLC, and author of Crisis Economics

No one knows more about how global connectivity works than Parag Khanna. Here he examines exactly how the coming massive migrations away from increasing droughts and toward jobs can play out to humanity’s great benefit—or great harm. The book itself is a strong move toward the benefit side.

– Stewart Brand Creator of the Whole Earth Catalog

Mobility is survival, Parag Khanna demonstrates in his scintillating new book. In a political climate where the oldest human impulse - to move for a better life for ourselves and our kids - is demonized by nationalists across the world, Khanna offers a clear-eyed, unapologetic defense of the right to migrate.

– Suketu Mehta Author of Maximum City and This Land is Our Land

A provocative vision...Flux is the way of life across the planet, and geography offers a powerful lens through which to synthesize emerging trends. Khanna's nuanced and insightful portrait of a world on the move challenges us to rethink how, where, and with whom we'll inhabit the planet.

– Rahul Mehrotra Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Illuminates a host of new realities…The ability of human beings to be mobile is a key aspect of modern society—one that the pandemic has only accelerated. The creative class and those in the mobile vanguard are already searching out and creating tomorrow’s leading global hubs of innovation, which pair vibrancy with sustainability, affordability, and inclusivity. Parag Khanna’s MOVE outlines the forces creating a new geography of opportunity.

– Richard Florida Bestselling author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis

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