Fareed Zakaria, described by Esquire magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation,” is widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world. Zakaria’s cover stories and columns on subjects from globalization and emerging markets to the Middle East and America’s role in the world — reach more than 25 million readers weekly. He also is the host of a weekly international news program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, that airs on CNN worldwide.
His national bestseller, The Post-American World is about the “rise of the rest” the growth of China, India, Brazil and many other countries — and what it means for the future. His previous bestseller, The Future of Freedom, has been translated into 20 languages and was called “a work of tremendous originality and insight” by The Washington Post. Born in India, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale and his doctorate in political science at Harvard. He has served as an analyst for ABC News, a roundtable member on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and host of Foreign Exchange on PBS.
At age 28, he became the youngest managing editor in the history of Foreign Affairs. One of Jon Stewart’s favorite guests on The Daily Show, Zakaria has appeared on Charlie Rose, The NewsHour and BBC World News and written for such publications as The New Yorker and The New York Times.