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Dr. Chris Kutarna is a regular guest on the BBC, CBC, and TV, radio, print and social media on four continents. C-suite decision makers love his mental map-making skills; anxious citizens love his clarifying, calming speech.

With an international best-selling book on the topic, and as a past Fellow of the Oxford Martin School, Chris’ areas of expertise include political, social and business reactions and adaptation to:

  • Geopolitical change (democracy vs authority; free-trade vs state-driven, the rise of China)
  • Populism (Brexit, Trump)
  • Technological change (AI, automation, social media, 4th Industrial Revolution, blockchain)
  • Economic change (The future of work, the future of education)
  • Demographic change (aging, migration, diversity)

Chris is also an authority on the fast-moving world of Chinese politics, economics and business, with a doctorate in contemporary Chinese politics from the University of Oxford. His academic insights are enriched with lessons learned on the ground. He was the Beijing-based Director, China Operations for a foreign investment company, built and sold an export business in China, and speaks the language.

Chris’ next book, How to Beat Trump (Fall/Winter 2018), will lay out his new map for democratic politics in an age of Trump-ish populism. Then with Blue: China’s Other Color (Summer 2019), Chris will return to his study of China to help the rest of the world respond to China’s declaration of a ‘new era’.

Latest Links

New Zealand Native Know-how Lauded for Big Business ( Interview, )

China Outmaneuvers Trump On North Korea (TV Interview, CBC’s The Weekly With Wendy Mesley)

Five Books To Help Young Adults Navigate The Future (Interview, Five Books)

Why The Renaissance Explains Our Digital Age (Podcast, The Octavian Report)

Could Our Time Be A New Renaissance? (Interview, Jefferson Public Radio)

Fireside with Chris Kutarna (Podcast, Give and Take on

Who are the Columbus, Copernicus and Gutenberg of Today? (Podcast, Mid-Atlantic with Roifield Brown)

Video Highlights

CBC National

The Weekly w/ Wendy Mesley — China, Trump and Kim Jong Un

BBC Global

Trump Was Predictable—Through The Right Lens On Our Time


Global National

How Canadian Author Chris Kutarna Predicted Brexit


CTV News

Canadian Author Predicted Brexit In Recent Book


Audio Highlights

Give & Take with Scott Jones

Fireside On The Future

KABC's McIntyre In The Morning

Launching An American Renaissance

CBC's The Current

We Need To Let Social Media Run Amok

ABC's Saturday Extra

Are We Living Through A Second Renaissance?

CBC's The Current

What The Renaissance Can Teach Us About Our Disruptive Age

Op-Ed Highlights

TIME Magazine

Hillary Is America’s Machiavelli


(Cover story) Why It’s The Best Time To Be Alive

The Guardian

We’re Living In An Age Full Of Possibilities. Why Do So Many Feel Like Losers?

Print Highlights

New York Times

Another Age Of Discovery

Financial Times

The Second Renaissance Will Be Digitised

Recent Media

Who are the Columbus, Copernicus and Gutenberg of Today? (Podcast, Mid-Atlantic with Roifield Brown)

Could Our Time Be A New Renaissance? (Interview, Jefferson Public Radio)

Fireside with Chris Kutarna (Podcast, Give and Take on

Relearning The Game Of Politics For The Digital Age (Interview, Steele & Ungar, Sirius.XM)

The Limitations of Steven Pinker’s Optimism (Op-ed, Nature)

Conquering Complexity (Op-ed, IMF Finance & Development Magazine)

In Developing Countries, Energy = Education (Op-ed, Brink)

Should the UK Walk China’s ‘One Belt One Road’? (Video, RT)

2017 Was the Year of Gawk, Says Oxford Scholar (Article, CBC News)

Making Sense of Davos (Op-ed, The Globalist)

How Do We Solve a Problem Like the Future? (Article, Australian Financial Review)

Predicting the Year Ahead (Video, CBC News)

Why Donald Trump is a Second Savonarola (Op-ed, Irish Times)

Trump’s New Gospel of Populism (Op-ed, The Globalist)

Aussie Flu Will Strike Hard, Warns Scholar (Article, Daily Mail)

How to Foresee the Next Public Health Shock (Article, CBC News)


Past Media


Hillary Is America’s Machiavelli (TIME Magazine)

2017: Why It’s (Still) The Best Time To Be Alive (Vogue, cover story)

We Live In An Age Full Of Possibility. Why Do So Many Feel Like Losers? (The Guardian)

The historic moment we’re in—again (The Huffington Post, front page)

If history repeats, Trump’s Bonfire of Vanity will end like this…” (The Huffington Post, front page)

There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be Alive. So Why The Globalization Backlash? (World Economic Forum)

Pessimism Is Rife, Optimism Naïve. Activism Is The Best Tool For Now (The Conversation)

Risk Through A Renaissance Lens (The Globalist)

Our Michelangelo Moment (Irish Times)

In An Age Of Discovery, It Takes Real Guts To Be Optimistic (Huffington Post, front page)

Economic Progress: Dismal and Dazzling ( VOX Centre for Economic Policy Research)

History Told Us Not To Ignore How Furious People Are At The Elite – But We Didn’t Learn (International Business Times)

Trade and the Second Renaissance (WITA – America’s 21st Century Trade Policy)


Trump as Ultimate Political Disruptor (CBC The Current) 

Two-on-One with Steve Bannon (Breitbart)

“One of the best conversations we’ve had on this show all year.” (Steele & Ungar, SiriusXM)

Are We Living Through a New Renaissance? (ABC Saturday Extra)

Will our Economic Future be Dismal or Dazzling? (American Enterprise Institute)

“Your book completely blows my mind.” (Tell Me Everything‘ with John Fugelsang on Sirius/XM)

“Important. Powerful.” (FutureSquared)

“The important takeaway, given recent shock events, is that we do need to take a step back and stretch our imagination somehow…” (UTS Business School, Sydney)

“The best book I’ve read in the past 5 years…” (

Regina Writer Finds Hope in Time of Tumult… (CBC Radio)

Brexit Vote May Have Silver Lining (CBC Radio)

Australia in the Age of Discovery: Navigating New Risks and Opportunities (Grattan Institute of Australia)


Another Age Of Discovery (New York Times, Tom Friedman Op-Ed)

Shift Happens – Disruption in Business (Lifehacker)

How Looking Back Will Help Us Predict And Prepare For The Future (Lifehacker)

The Second Renaissance Will Be Digitised (Financial Times)

The Hail Mary Gamble Of Voting For Trump (The Washington Post)

Turning Tech Into A God Is Seriously Bad News (New Scientist)

History May Be Repeating Itself (Scientific American)

The Rise Of The Contrarian (Elle Magazine UK)

To Explain This Week’s Brexit Bombshell, Chris Kutarna Relates A Story From 500 Years Ago (Leader-Post)

Despite Turmoil, We’re Living In Second Renaissance (CBC News)

Gutenberg Vs. The Internet (CBC, infographic)

Civility The Glue That Can Help Society During Trump Era (CBC Morning Edition)


How About A Great Acceleration? Why The Returns To Technological Innovation May Not Be Diminishing After All (American Enterprise Institute)

Past Helps Us Understand Future (Shanghai Daily)

Wat De Renaissance Ons Leert Over Hedendaags Populisme (de Volkskrant or PDF) 

Contact Chris for a media appearance or op-ed contribution.