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ABC-Newsweek Journalist to Give Leopold Lecture

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October 19, 2004
Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

ABC political commentator and Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria will speak on “The Next Security Crisis: Global Threats and U.S. Policy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, when he delivers the 15th annual Richard W. Leopold Lecture at Northwestern University.

Zakaria’s remarks, which are free and open to the public, will take place in Room 107 of Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, on the Evanston campus. A book signing and reception will follow.

Zakaria is widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world. Esquire magazine called him “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” Since 2001, he has overseen Newsweek’s eight editions throughout Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

He also writes a column that appears in Newsweek (USA), Newsweek International, and the Washington Post, making it one of the most widely circulated columns of its kind in the world. He offers political analysis on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and as an analyst on other ABC news programs.

Born in India, Zakaria trained as an academic at Yale and Harvard. At 28 he became the youngest managing editor in the history of Foreign Affairs, the leading journal of international politics and economics. He is the author of the bestseller “The Future of Freedom” (Norton Press, 2003).

The Leopold Lecture is named in honor of Leopold, William Smith Mason Professor of History at Northwestern University, and was established in 1990 by is former students to celebrate his distinguished career as a scholar and teacher. His scholarly contributions have been recognized by the Organization of American Historians, which in 1982 established the biannual Leopold Prize for a distinguished book by a government historian.

For further information about the lecture, contact Stacia Kozlowski at (847) 467-3005.

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