Fareed Zakaria – The Age of Revolutions | How To Academy

Wed, 19 June 2024

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm BST

Fareed Zakaria – The Age of Revolutions

Live In Conversation With Matt Forde

One of the world’s most sought-after commentators, CNN anchor and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria joins us with deep historical insights to illuminate our turbulent age.

We live in a chaotic, polarized, and unstable age: nothing less than an age of revolutions. But we are not the first people to live through an era of seismic transformation. What can the past teach us about how to survive and thrive through the populist convulsions of the present?

One of the world’s most respected public intellectuals and a figure who adeptly bridges partisan political divides, Fareed Zakaria is a journalist and broadcaster with the ear of global audiences and world leaders alike. Hundreds of millions of readers and viewers watch his flagship international affairs show on CNN and read his columns in the Washington Post; politicians including Emmanuel Macron, Barack Obama, Henry Kissinger and the late Lee Kuan Yew make time to share their insights and seek his in return.

Now Fareed joins comedian Matt Forde live in London to present his unique analysis of our current global epoch – and reveal what past revolutions including the Glorious Revolution, French Revolution and Industrial Revolution can teach us about navigating the illiberal backlash of our times.

As Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping threaten the world liberalism built and work to turn back the clock on democracy, women’s rights, and open societies; and as democracy at home decays, replaced by populist rage, ideological fracture, and tribalism, how can an understanding of past revolutions help us make sense of the present?

Join us at the Royal Geographical Society and discover the answers from one of the preeminent thinkers of our time.

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Fareed Zakaria

Journalist and Broadcaster

Fareed Zakaria hosts CNN’s flagship international affairs show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, which airs across the world to 220 million households. He writes a weekly column for the Washington Post, which reaches between 80-100 million readers every month. He is the author of The Future of Freedom (2003), The Post-American World (2008) and Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (2020).

Matt Forde

Satirist and political broadcaster

Matt is one of the country’s most in-demand satirists, having appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC2 Two), Rory Bremner’s Coalition Report and Election Report (both BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Question Time (BBC One), This Week (BBC One) and Jon Richardson Grows Up (C4). Matt’s monthly residency in London, The Political Party, regularly sells-out Westminster’s The Other Palace. Alongside Matt’s trademark up-to-the-minute current affairs stand-up, the show brings Parliament to life as Matt interviews some of politics’ most significant characters. Matt also presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Football on Absolute Radio.