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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed ZakariaBorn: 20-Jan-1965
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Time columnist

Editor of Foreign Affairs journal for seven years -- at age 28, its youngest editor ever -- and now a columnist and contributing editor at Time. Frequent guest on Charlie Rose's show and the Lehrer News Hour, very smart, articulate, and photogenic. Named by Esquire as one of the "21 most important people of the 21st Century". Zakaria is somewhat of a wine aficionado, and for a period authored a wine column for Slate.

Father: Rafiq Zakaria (former deputy leader of the Congress party, d. 2005)
Mother: Fatima Zakaria (former Sunday editor, Times of India)
Brother: Arshad Zakaria (investment banker, b. 1962 Mumbai)
Wife: Paula Throckmorton (jewelry designer)
Son: Omar Edward (b. circa 2000)

    High School: Cathedral School, Bombay, India
    University: BA History, Yale University
    University: PhD International Relations, Harvard University (1993)

    Time Contributing Editor (2010-)
    CNN (2008-)
    Newsweek Editor, Newsweek International (2000-10)
    Foreign Affairs Managing Editor (1992-2000)
    Atlas Economic Research Foundation Templeton Freedom Awards Advisory Council
    Bilderberg Group
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Hoover Institution Media Fellow (2000)
    International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Board of Trustees
    New America Foundation Board of Directors
    Trilateral Commission
    Scroll and Key
    Praeger Security International Advisory Board

    This Week Panelist (2002-07)

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Author of books:
From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role (1998, nonfiction)
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (2003, international affairs)
The Post-American World (2008, nonfiction)

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