Journalist, Author, Policy Advisor
Fareed Zakaria's keynotes are nothing if not informative. As the host of CNN's flagship international affairs program, the editor of TIME and a New York Times bestselling author, Zakaria is one of the most influential global thinkers today. In 1999, Esquire Magazine named him "the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation," a sentiment which has been echoed by several publications since then.
His program for CNN, 'Fareed Zakaria GPS,' features comprehensive interviews with esteemed guests such as the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama and Lula da Silva. He has interviewed an impressive array of politicians, business leaders and intellectuals, earning him an Emmy nod in 2008.
Previously, Zakaria worked as the managing editor of Foreign Affairs. In 2000, he joined the team at Newsweek. After a decade of managing the publication's editions abroad, Zakaria took on the title of Editor at Large for TIME in 2010. His stories cover a wide variety of topics, from the complex relationship between America and the Middle East to globalization and emerging markets.