Progressive Forum Presents Fareed Zakaria in Houston, May 13, 2024

Preeminent public intellectual, Fareed Zakaria, will appear at The Progressive Forum to discuss his upcoming book, Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present, on Monday, May 13, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. CT at Congregation Emanu El in Houston.

Paying attendees will receive a free copy of Age of Revolutions, and Zakaria will sign books at the evening’s conclusion. General admission tickets are $45 and $70. Reserved seat tickets are $150 and include a reception with the speaker. 

The event is generously sponsored by Don Griffin and Mary Cubanski, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, Scott and Rebecca McCay, and Lisa and Mustafa Parris-Conchinwala.

“Zakaria is one of the most astute observers of the world, and he offers sound reasons for hope,” said Progressive Forum founder Randall Morton.

About Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present

With current global conflicts causing upheaval and anxiety, it is easy to imagine a dark future. But Zakaria proves pessimism is premature, saying if we act wisely, the liberal international order can be revived and populism relegated to the ash heap of history. In Age of Revolutions, Zakaria brilliantly takes us through the pivotal revolutions that have shaped world history: The economic revolution that began with the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th-century Netherlands, the bloody French Revolution, and the mother of them all — the Industrial Revolution in the 19th-century Britain and America that made the modern world. Then he turns to the present and describes the revolutions rocking our age — globalization, technology, identity, and geopolitics. 

About Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs show, “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” as well as a weekly columnist for the The Washington Post. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.  He was born in Mumbai, India, where he attended school. He graduated with a BA from Yale, where he was editor of the Yale Political Monthly. He earned an MA and PhD in government from Harvard. At the age of 28, he became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs. He is a contributing editor for the Atlantic Media Group, which includes The Atlantic Monthly. He’s been a columnist for Newsweek, editor of Newsweek International, and editor-at-large of Time. Since 2008, he has hosted “Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square),” which is the #1 most popular show on CNN according to U.S. Television Database.