Pulitzer-prize winning author, acclaimed scientist and UCLA professor

Dr. Jared Diamond

About the Speaker

Widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world, Fareed Zakaria has developed an international reputation as a global thinker. Describing him as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation,” Esquire named him “one of the 21 most important people of the 21st century.”

Editor of Newsweek International since 2001, Dr. Zakaria oversees Newsweek’s eight editions throughout Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. His column — on subjects ranging from terrorism, national security and America’s role in the world to the global economy and the rise of China and India — appears in Newsweek (USA), Newsweek International, and, often, The Washington Post, making it one of the most widely circulated columns of its kind in the world. His award-winning cover stories have included “Why America Scares the World,” “How to Win the Peace” and “Why They Hate Us,” which the Boston Globe said “ought to be mandatory reading in every home in America.”