Fareed Zakaria

Renowned columnist | Emmy-nominated CNN host | Best selling author


An Indian-American journalist, Fareed Zakaria has been called "the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation".
An alumnus of Yale University, he was the president of the Yale Political Union during his days as a student. He later gained a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993.

Zakaria became the managing editor of the magazine, Foreign Affairs, in 1992.
In 2000, he was named editor of Newsweek International, and became a weekly columnist for Newsweek. In 2010 he moved to Time to serve as editor at-large and columnist. He writes a weekly column for The Washington Post and is a contributing editor for the Atlantic Media group, which includes The Atlantic Monthly.

His weekly show, Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square) airs twice weekly in the United States and four times weekly on CNN International, reaching over 200 million homes.

Zakaria’s last three books have both been New York Times bestsellers. His books,‘The Future of Freedom’ and ‘The Post-American World’ have both been translated into more than 25 languages.

In 2011 an updated and expanded edition of The Post-American World ("Release 2.0") was published.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Zakaria was given the ‘Padma Bhushan’ award by the Indian government for his contribution to the field of journalism.

His show,  Fareed Zakaria GPS, has won a ‘Peabody Award’ and been nominated for several Emmys. He was conferred ‘India Abroad Person of the Year 2008 Award’.

In 2020, Zakaria was awarded the ‘International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism’.

Why Fareed Zakaria?

In 2009 Forbes referred to Zakaria as one of the 25 most influential liberals in the American media. An inspiration for budding journalists, television hosts, and authors, Fareed Zakaria is a true all rounder. He offers his take on international events and global economic trends, moderates panels of global thinkers, and interviews the world’s top policymakers.

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