CNN host Fareed Zakaria
Tickets are on sale now for a public lecture by author and CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Oct. 26 at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Belk Theater.
The event will be hosted by The Learning Society at Queens University of Charlotte.
Described by Esquire as "the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation," Zakaria is widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world.
His national bestseller, "The Post-American World," is about the "rise of the rest" - the growth of China, India, Brazil and many other countries - and what it means for the future. His previous bestseller, "The Future of Freedom," has been translated into 20 languages and was called "a work of tremendous originality and insight" by The Washington Post.
Zakaria oversees all of Newsweek magazine's editions abroad, and his cover stories and columns - on subjects from globalization and emerging markets to the Middle East and America's role in the world - reach more than 25 million readers weekly. He also is the host of a weekly international news program, "Fareed Zakaria GPS," that airs on CNN worldwide.
Born in India and educated at Yale and Harvard, he has served as an analyst for ABC News, a roundtable member on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," and hosted "Foreign Exchange" on PBS.
Zakaria is a frequent guest on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show," and has also appeared on "Charlie Rose," "The NewsHour" and "BBC World News." He has written for such publications as The New Yorker and The New York Times. His numerous honors include the Overseas Press Club Award and the Deadline Club Award for Best Columnist.
Want to go?
Hosted by The Learning Society at Queens University of Charlotte
Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
www.carolinatix.org or 704 372-1000.
Panel Discussion on Globalization in the Queen City
- Cathy Bessant, President of Global Technology and Operations, Bank of America
- Fred Jackson, President, American & Efird, Inc.
- Dr. Pamela Davies, President, Queens University of Charlotte
- Dr. Harry Bowen, Associate Professor & W.R. Holland Chair of International Business &Finance, McColl School of Business
Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Sykes Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte
$20 if you attend the Zakaria event, members of The Learning Society or members of the Charlotte Chamber, $25 general admission