Convocation speaker Fareed Zakaria set to come to Lawrence

Rachel Hoerman

FAREED ZAKARIA, &one of the 21 most important people of the 21st century,& will present his lecture on March 4. Zakaria is an expert on foreign affairs.

Editor of Newsweek International Fareed Zakaria will be delivering convocation to the Lawrence Community entitled “Why Do They Hate Us? America in a New World”.Zakaria oversees the 26 foreign language editions and three English language editions of Newsweek International, distributed throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia, and is a widely published foreign affairs columnist whose articles have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

At the age of 28, Zakaria became the youngest managing editor in the history of Foreign Affairs, the nation’s leading foreign policy journal, and, in 1999, was named by Esquire magazine as “one of the 21 most important people of the 21st century.”

Zakaria graduated with a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He taught international politics and economics at Harvard, where he also ran the “Project on the Changing Security Environment,” and has served as an Adjunct Professor at both Columbia and Case Western Universities.

Co-editor of The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World, Zakaria is also the author of From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of American’s World Role.

A new book of his, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, is scheduled to be released in April of 2003.

The convocation will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 11:10 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel.