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Fareed Zakaria
Asia Society Texas Center
Fareed Zakaria

A Transformed Post-Pandemic World: Conversation With CNN's Fareed Zakaria

Join Asia Society Texas Center for a virtual conversation with Fareed Zakaria on how the pandemic is speeding up history, a glimpse into the world already in the making, and how our choices today can affect the future. Moderated by Mustafa Tameez. Free with Asia Society membership. For over a year, COVID-19 has disrupted life around the world — closing borders between nations, shutting down businesses and schools, and profoundly altering work and social routines. Yet amid all this, renowned journalist Fareed Zakaria sees transformational possibilities in a post-pandemic world and the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. In his book Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, Zakaria helps his audience to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19. Framed in the form of 10 "lessons" which cover topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of "digital life" to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria speaks to past, present, and future in a thoughtful reflection on life in the 21st century. [Organizer's description]