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CNN Host, GPS; Editor-at-Large, TIME; Columnist, The Washington Post

Host and blogger of CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS, Editor at TIME, and columnist for The Washington Post Fareed Zakaria, PhD is a widely respected public intellectual best known for his in-depth analysis of geopolitics, economics, and international relations. Esquire described him as one of the most important people of the 21st century.

Zakarias weekly international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and its companion blog, Global Public Square, take a comprehensive look at news, trends, and policies breaking down the big issues and promoting conversation. Winner of a 2012 Peabody Award, the Emmy-nominated GPS features Zakaria leading fascinating panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with politicians, analysts, and newsmakers.

Considered a top global thinker, his articulate and engaging articles for TIME and The Washington Post reach more than 25 million readers every week. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Slate. The recipient of numerous honors, Zakaria has won the Deadline Club Award for Best Columnist, a National Magazine Award, two Overseas Press Club Awards, and the Padma Bhushan.

Born in India and educated at Yale and Harvard, Zakaria became the youngest managing editor of Foreign Affairs at 28. From 2000-2010 he was the editor of Newsweek International, overseeing the magazines editions outside the US, in addition to writing a bi-weekly column for Newsweek.

Zakarias books include The New York Times Best Seller The Future of Freedom, since translated into 20 languages; The American Encounter; and From Wealth to Power.

His international bestseller, The Post-American World, explores the rise of the rest specifically the growth of the BRIC nations and what this means for the future. In the most recent edition, The Post-American World: Release 2.0, Zakaria reviews the power shifts he had identified, marvels at this quick evolution, and discusses new political and economic implications.

A favorite guest on The Daily Show who has also appeared on Charlie Rose and PBS NewsHour, Zakaria is recognized for his good humor, wit, and unique approach to international relations that combines the knowledge of a historian and the theoretical command of a political scientist. The Boston Sunday Globe observed "Zakariamay have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West."

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