Journalist, author

Fareed writes about: Foreign Affairs, Politics

Longtime journalist Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN, a weekly international and domestic affairs program, and is a columnist for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. A trusted source for analysis on world events and public affairs, he has interviewed prominent political leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs, and public figures on his show, which won a Peabody Award in 2011 and was nominated for an Emmy in 2013.

Before 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. He also writes Fareed’s Global Briefing, a daily newsletter. He is the author of three books: In Defense of a Liberal Education, a commentary on the importance of a well-rounded education; The Post-American World, a discussion of the rise of non-Western powers; and The Future of Freedom, a study of “illiberal democracy” in various countries.

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