Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International, to Speak at Yale Tonight

Prominent journalist and editor Fareed Zakaria will speak at Yale’s Battell Chapel, on the corner of Elm and College streets, tonight at 7 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship program, his talk, “Why Do They Hate Us? America in a New World,” is the final event of a weekly lecture and discussion series initiated by Yale faculty members Cynthia Farrar and John Gaddis as a response to the attacks of September 11.

The series, “Democracy, Security and Justice: Perspectives on the American Future.” opened on October 2 with an address by former U.S. Senator and national security adviser Gary Hart. Other guest speakers have included Father Bryan Hehir, head of the Harvard Divinity School, Ruth Wedgwood, Yale Law School, and Donald Kagan, the Hillhouse Professor of Classics and History and author of the book “While America Sleeps.” James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, who spoke in the series last month, was also a Poynter fellow.

Zakaria has been the editor of Newsweek International since October 2000, overseeing the magazine’s English-language editions distributed in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. From 1993 to 2000 he was managing editor of the influential foreign policy publication, Foreign Affairs, and was named “one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century” by Esquire magazine in 1999.

Prior to Foreign Affairs, he taught in Harvard University’s Department of Government. He writes on international affairs in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, IntellectualCapital.com and the New Republic, among other publications and news venues. He is also the wine columnist for Slate.com.

Zakaria received a B.A. in History from Yale University and a Ph.D. in international relations from Harvard.

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