Fareed Zakaria, “Thriving in a Post-America-Centric World” (MP3 audio), Commonwealth Club of California, 2008/05/27

Is America capable of looking outside its borders?

Editor of Newsweek International, ABC News analyst, and New York Times bestselling author, Farheed Zakaria will discuss a future where the U.S. no longer dominates the global economy, geopolitics, and culture. Rather, Zakaria will describe a growing international climate, predicting the rise of nations such as China, India, Brazil, and Russia and the development of a truly global era. Asserts Zakaria, the U.S. needs to learn to understand other nations and find a way to thrive in this rapidly shifting dynamic.

In addition to overseeing all of Newsweek’s editions abroad, Zakaria writes an international affairs column for Newsweek, which appears fortnightly in The Washington Post. He recently joined CNN to host a weekly foreign affairs show, set to air later this year. In the past, he has been a regular member of the roundtable on ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and hosted Foreign Exchange with Fred Zakaria on PBS. The award winning journalist has written several books, and penned numerous pieces for The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, and the webzine Slate. In 1999, he was named “one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century” by Esquire Magazine.

Zakaria has taught international relations and political philosophy at Harvard, Columbia, and Case Western University. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard and a B.A. from Yale.

The Commonwealth Club

[MP3 audio]

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