Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62 Street, McNally Amphitheatre | Ground Floor
Join us for an in-person program with Fareed Zakaria, in conversation with Ian Bremmer, on Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present: In this major work, Zakaria masterfully investigates the eras and movements that have shaken norms while shaping the modern world. Alongside paradigm-shifting historical events, Zakaria probes four present-day revolutions: globalization, technology, identity and geopolitics. For all their benefits, the globalization and technology revolutions have produced profound disruptions and pervasive anxiety and our identity. And increasingly, identity is the battlefield on which the 21st century’s polarized politics are fought. All this is set against a geopolitical revolution as great as the one that catapulted the United States to world power in the late 19th century. Now we are entering a world in which the US is no longer the dominant power. As we find ourselves at the nexus of four seismic revolutions, we can easily imagine a dark future. But Zakaria proves that pessimism is premature. If we act wisely, the liberal international order can be revived and populism relegated to the ash heap of history.
About the Speakers
Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s flagship international affairs show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, as well as weekly columnist for the Washington Post. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including his last one, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World. He lives in New York City.
Ian Bremmer is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. He is the author of 11 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism and The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats—and Our Response—Will Change the World. He serves as a member of the United Nations High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence, as well as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine. He is also the host of "GZERO World with Ian Bremmer," which airs weekly on US national public television. Ian is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and many others globally.
Program will be followed by reception. This event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.