Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS , is editor-at-large and a columnist for TIME magazine, and a columnist for The Washington Post. Fareed Zakaria GPS is an international and domestic affairs program on that airs Sundays on CNN/U.S. and around the world on CNN International. The forum is a television destination for global newsmakers, U.S. politicians, CEOs, and thought-leading authors and journalists. He is based in New York.
Interviews on Fareed Zakaria GPS have included Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Senator Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, U.S. CENTCOM Commander David Petraeus, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, President of Israel Shimon Peres, President of Turkey Abdullah Gül, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Irans Foreign Minister Manouchechr Mottaki, Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, Soros Fund Management chairman George Soros, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
In addition to anchoring his weekend program on CNN, Zakaria regularly contributes his thoughtful analysis of world events and public affairs to CNN.com, quarterly CNN/TIME magazine specials, and other programming across CNN Worldwide.
In October 2010, Zakaria hosted his first-ever primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS special on CNN, Restoring the American Dream, featuring exclusive interviews with four global CEOs and offering rare insights to the international economic crisis. TIME featured his article, How to Restore the American Dream, as its cover story on October 21, 2010. Subsequent primetime specials have focused on U.S. innovation and solutions for domestic unemployment challenges.
Zakaria is a highly-regarded author. The Post-American World was published in May 2008 and became an immediate bestseller in the U.S. and around the world; an updated version, The Post-American World 2.0 was published in May 2011. His work, The Future of Freedom, was also an international bestseller published in 2003, has been translated into about 30 languages. From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of Americas World Role was published in 1999.
Zakaria was editor of Newsweek International from 2000 to 2010 and a columnist for Newsweek. Prior to his tenure at Newsweek, Zakaria was managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a leading journal of international politics and economics from 1992 to 2010. He has served as an analyst for ABC News, a roundtable member of the ABC News political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and as the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS.
Zakaria has won numerous awards and been named to various lists, including Foreign Policy magazines list of Top 100 Global Thinkers and Newsweek magazines Power 50 list of the most influential political figures of 2010. In 1999, Esquire magazine named Zakaria as one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century.
He serves on the boards of Yale University, the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and Shakespeare and Company, a theater group in the Berkshires. He has received honorary degrees from Brown, the University of Miami, and Oberlin College, among other educational institutions.
Zakaria earned a bachelors degree from Yale University and a doctorate in political science from Harvard University.