Journalist Zakaria to discuss the future of the American Dream at Yale

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Fareed Zakaria ’86 B.A. will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Fareed Zakaria

His talk — titled “Is the American Dream Dead?” — will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St. The lecture will be livestreamed on the Yale YouTube channel.

The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics at the Institution for Social & Policy Studies at Yale. It is free and open to the public.

Zakaria will reflect on what it will take to retool the country’s economy, society, and government to perform effectively in the 21st century. In addition to reviewing some of the main political and economic trends of the past several decades, Zakaria will put the current situation in the United States into historical context, discuss the key challenges the country faces, and describe how these challenges might be successfully addressed. 

Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program, “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” In its first year, “GPS” garnered an Emmy nomination for an interview with China’s Premier Wen Jaibao. Zakaria was appointed as Time editor-at-large in 2010, after spending 10 years overseeing all of Newsweek’s editions abroad. Before joining Newsweek in 2000, he spent eight years as managing editor of Foreign Affairs. In 1999, Esquire Magazine described him as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers.

Zakaria’s most recent book, “The Post-American World,” has been acclaimed by the New York Times Book Review and the Economist. His previous book, “The Future of Freedom,” was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into over 20 languages.

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