Fareed Zakaria

Monday, May 13, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

“This is the book for understanding the world today … an inspiring vision of the future.” — Walter Isaacson

Likely sellout, please buy early! The Progressive Forum is pleased to present preeminent public intellectual Fareed Zakaria, who will discuss his upcoming book, Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present. Paying attendees will receive a free copy of Age of Revolutions, and Zakaria will sign books at the evening’s conclusion.

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 17-century Netherlands, the bloody French Revolution, and the mother of them all, the Industrial Revolution in the 19-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 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.

Generously sponsored by Don Griffin and Mary Cubanski, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, Scott and Rebecca McCay, and Lisa and Mustafa Parris-Conchinwala

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Please refrain from bringing backpacks and anything larger than a lady’s handbag into the event. Large items will be asked to be returned to your vehicle. All items are subject to search at the door.

Program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX, 77005, across from Rice University. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Free onsite parking. Enter the campus off Sunset Blvd. Uniformed officers will direct you to the parking facility at the rear of the campus.

Paying attendees may pick up a free book at the Blue Willow Bookshop table lobby. Speaker will sign books following the program.

Three levels of ticket prices. A $150 ticket includes a private speaker reception and reserve seating near the front. $70 general admission is for middle sections B, C, and D. $45 discount general admission tickets are for side sections A and E.

Disability patrons are eligible for any ticket price. Ushers will seat disability patrons in the aisles in the rear nearest restrooms. All rows are close to the speaker podium in the intimate seating environment.  

Private patron reception with the speaker begins at 6:15 p.m. with cash bar and complimentary dessert and coffee buffet for $150 ticket holders and those who have donated $1,000 or more in the past year. Reception located in the Oshman Multi-Purpose Room to the right of the main entrance, if entering from the parking garage. The speaker leaves the reception at 6:45 p.m. after a half-hour. So that everyone in the speaker greeting line has a chance to chat with the speaker, there is no book signing, autographing, or photography with the speaker in the speaker greeting line. In the rest of the reception room, photography and videography are welcome.  

During the lecture program, we will ask the audience to silence their personal digital devices, asking for no photography or videography.   

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