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April 15, 2020

Fareed Zakaria

CNN's Fareed Zakaria joined us on April 15 for a Munk Dialogue on the future of global affairs after the COVID19 pandemic. Click the "play" button to the left to watch the conversation.

The World After COVID19 - the Future of Global Affairs

You can view Fareed Zakaria's Munk Dialogue on geopolitics after COVID19 by clicking the "play" button above. To sign-up to receive a weekly email updating you on upcoming dialogue speakers and topics click here. Thanks to our partners the Globe and Mail, Facebook Canada, and WNED PBS. These events are being made possible thanks to the generosity of the Munk Foundation.


The Guests

Fareed Zakaria

"We are in the early stages of what is going to become a series of cascading crises, reverberating throughout the world."

Fareed Zakaria

"We are in the early stages of what is going to become a series of cascading crises, reverberating throughout the world."

Fareed Zakaria has been called “the most influential foreign policy advisor of his generation” and was named one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy in 2010.

Zakaria is the host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, which features interviews and panel discussions with heads of state, intellectuals and business leaders and has been broadcast to more than 300 million homes around the world. He is also a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author.

Zakaria served as editor-at-large for TIME magazine from 2010 to 2014, prior to which he oversaw all of Newsweek’s foreign editions. His columns have received many awards over the years, including a National Magazine Award in 2010. His 2001 Newsweek cover story, “Why They Hate Us” remains his most well-known and lauded.

As a book author, Zakaria has received plenty of acclaim. The New York Times Book Review called his 2008 book The Post American World, which was a New York Times bestseller, “relentlessly intelligent” and The Economist called it “a powerful guide” to facing global challenges. The Future of Freedom, published in 2003, was also a New York Times bestseller and was translated into 25 languages. His most recent book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, was published in 2015 and praised by the New York Times as “an accessible, necessary defense of an idea under siege.”

Zakaria was born in India, received a bachelor of arts from Yale College and a Ph. D. from Harvard University. He has received honourary degrees from numerous universities, including Johns Hopkins, Brown, the University of Miami and Oberlin College. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

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