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The Post American World

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Speaker(s): Fareed Zakaria
Chair: Professor Lord Meghnad Desai

Recorded on 30 June 2008 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Global power is shifting, and wealth and power are bubbling up in unexpected places. Fareed Zakaria considers not so much the decline of America, but the impact of the rise of "the rest". This transition of power will redefine America's role as the arbiter of the world's political, economic, and cultural issues and force it to accommodate new heavyweights. Zakaria offers an illuminating view of our increasingly complicated future, the growing influence of rapidly developing nations, and how these forces of great change will continue to play out on the world stage. This event marks the launch of Fareed Zakaria's new book The Post American World (Allen Lane, July 2008).

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