Press Release for Thursday, October 31, 2002

Noted Newsweek Columnist to Lecture at UNF

JACKSONVILLE . Noted Newsweek foreign affairs editor and columnist Fareed Zakaria will lecture at the University of North Florida on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the UNF University Center.

Widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world, Zakaria will discuss, “Why Do They Hate Us? America in a New World.”

The lecture is free. Tickets can be obtained by calling the UNF Ticket Box Office at 620-2888.

Zakaria supervises the news magazine\\'s overseas editions, which include English-language editions distributed to more than 3.5 million readers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He also writes a regular column for Newsweek which also appears occasionally in The Washington Post. In addition he has also written on international affairs in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and The New Republic. Earlier this year, Zakaria was hired by ABC News to serve as an analyst for “This Week with George Stephanopolus.”
Before joining Newsweek, Zakaria was managing editor of Foreign Affairs and in1999 was named “one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century” by Esquire Magazine.

Zakaria also has taught in Harvard University’s Department of Government. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a doctorate in international relations from Harvard.

The lecture is being sponsored by UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville with support from the International Development Commission, Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Bank and the UNF Foundation.

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Media interested in conducting interviews with Zakaria are asked to contact the Office of News & Publications.