AS THE Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in the first half of 2020, political analyst, news host on CNN and bestselling writer Fareed Zakaria found himself wondering about the long-term impact of what was obviously one of the most defining events of the 21st century. While he tried to make sense of the crisis for himself, he used his sharp analytical skills to unpack the far-reaching consequences of the pandemic in his most recent book, Ten Lessons For a Post-Pandemic World (Allen Lane), released in October last year.
Zakaria, 56, will be the guest at the Express e-Adda on Wednesday. He will be in conversation with Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express Group, and Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express.
One of the most influential international relations analysts of our times, Zakaria grew up in Mumbai, where he attended the Cathedral and John Connon School. Afterwards, he moved to the US, where he got a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and, later, a doctorate in political science from Harvard University. As the host of ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’, a weekly international and domestic affairs programme on CNN since 2008, Zakaria’s interviews with global thought leaders and heads of states have offered viewers deep insights into contemporary socio-politics, including, most recently, on the aftermath of the Capitol Hill violence in the US by the supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.