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Join Fareed Zakaria on a virtual global tour as he talks with moderator Eliot Spitzer about the changing global climate and ‘hotspots’ to look out for. 


Brief Bios

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Editor-at-Large of Time, and Washington Post columnist. Fareed Zakaria is widely respected for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends. Esquire magazine described him as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” "Fareed Zakaria GPS," CNN’s flagship international affairs program, and its companion blog, Global Public Square, have become a destination for those seeking smart commentary and civil conversation about the big ideas and global challenges of our time. Winner of a 2012 Peabody Award, the Emmy-nominated "GPS" features Zakaria’s fascinating panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with   heads of state, intellectuals and business leaders. His columns and covers stories—on subjects from the future of energy and the Middle East to America’s role in the world—reach more than 25 million readers weekly. Zakaria’s international bestseller The Post-American World is about the “rise of the rest,” analyzing the growth of China, India, Brazil, among others, and what it means for the future. The New York Times called it “a relentlessly intelligent book,” while the Boston Sunday Globe praised Zakaria for having “more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” His previous New York Times bestseller, The Future of Freedom, has been translated into more than 20 languages and was called “a work of tremendous originality and insight" by The Washington Post. Zakaria has won the Deadline Club Award for Best Columnist, a National Magazine Award, two Overseas Press Club Awards and the Padma Bhushan. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Slate. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.
Eliot Spitzer graduated from Princeton University in 1981 and then attended Harvard Law School. From 1986-1992 he was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, where he became head of the labor racketeering unit and pursued a successful prosecution of the Gambino crime family. After working in private practice, he was elected Attorney General of New York in 1998 and reelected in 2002. His energetic prosecution of securities fraud cases and white collar crimes earned him the nicknames of "the sheriff of Wall Street." Former Governor of New York, he has hosted shows on CNN and most recently Current TV.

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