Fareed Zakaria

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Fareed Zakaria is the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, a columnist for The Washington Post, and a bestselling author.

Fareed Zakaria GPS is a weekly international and domestic affairs program that airs around the world on CNN. Since its debut in 2008, it has featured interviews with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg, and the Dalai Lama, among others.
Zakaria regularly hosts primetime specials for CNN. They include documentaries on U.S. history and foreign leaders, as well as profiles of extraordinary creators such as Billy Joel and Francis Ford Coppola.
He has been nominated for several Emmys for his television work and has won one. His weekly show has won the prestigious Peabody Award.
Fareed’s Global Briefing, a daily digital newsletter, is one of the most widely read of CNN's newsletters around the world. His column for The Washington Post remains one of the longest-running for that newspaper.
Zakaria is the author of five highly-regarded New York Times bestselling books. His most recent release, Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present, debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and was called “the indispensable book for understanding the world today” by Walter Isaacson. The book offers insight into how societies have historically embraced and resisted change to help readers better comprehend the four major revolutions in economics, technology, identity, and geopolitics that are shaping our unstable and polarized world today.

Previous titles include: Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, on how the pandemic reshaped society; The Post-American World, a discussion of the rise of non-Western powers; The Future of Freedom (2003), a study of “illiberal democracy” in various countries; and In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015),a commentary on the importance of a well-rounded education. Three of these were international bestsellers, translated into more than 20 languages.
Zakaria was named a “Top 10 Global Thinker of the Last 10 Years” by Foreign Policy magazine in 2019, and Esquire called him “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” He has received a National Magazine Award, the Arthur Ross Media Award from the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Deadline Club Award. In 2010, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, one of its highest civilian honors, and in 2022, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded him the Order of Merit.
Prior to his tenure at CNN, Zakaria was editor of Newsweek International, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a columnist for Time, an analyst for ABC News, and the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS.
Zakaria earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a doctorate in political science from Harvard University, and has received numerous honorary degrees.

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Fareed Zakaria on our Revolutionary Present | Firing Line with Margaret Hoover | PBS
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Book Talk: Age of Revolutions with Fareed Zakaria
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Fareed Zakaria with Malcolm Gladwell: Age of Revolutions
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Free Library of Philadelphia Event: Fareed Zakaria | Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present
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Fareed Zakaria On How Tribalism And Right-Wing Reactionary Movements Are Shaping Our World
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Fareed Zakaria on "Age of Revolutions"
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Davos Brainstorm | The Biggest Geopolitical Issues Shaping 2024
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Fareed Zakaria on Democracy and the State of America | Detroit Regional Chamber
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AI: A Fork in the Road | Official Trailer
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Tsarnaev and Islam | Real Time with Bill Maher
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Should the West stay involved in the Middle East? | CNN GPS
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Pt 1 | Last Week Tonight on John Oliver
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How the world could change after the coronavirus pandemic | TED Connects
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From Ascetic to Academic | on GPS – CNN
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Bucknell University’s 2017 Commencement Address
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The End of Left Versus Right
Foreign Policy
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US adversaries ‘don't just fear American power, they fear American values’: Zakaria
This Week With George Stephanopoulos
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Fareed Zakaria On Global Politics, World Events, And Revolutions
NPR
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Age of Revolutions — a sweeping survey of democracy under attack
Financial Times
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Book excerpt: "Age of Revolutions" by Fareed Zakaria
CBS Sunday Morning
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On GPS: Fareed's new book, 'Age of Revolutions'
CNN
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Excerpt: How to beat the backlash that threatens the liberal revolution
Washington Post
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Opinion: Conflict is the new normal
CNN
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The Most Anticipated Books of 2024
Foreign Policy
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The Self-Doubting Superpower
Foreign Affairs
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Opinion: Why university presidents are under fire
CNN
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Fareed's Take: How Saudi Arabia is building its brand around the world
GPS on CNN
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The rise of the Persian Gulf is reshaping the world
The Washington Post
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The rest of the world doesn’t see China the same way we do
Washington Post
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The United States can no longer assume that the rest of the world is on its side
Washington Post
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U.S.’s political madness takes place against a backdrop of astonishing strength
Washington Post
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There’s no mystery about why the U.S. has so many gun deaths
Washington Post
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We now have a Biden Doctrine. It makes me nervous.
The Washington Post
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Biden’s course correction on China is smart and important
Washington Post

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