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The Post-American World and the Rise of the Rest

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Global Policy public lecture

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Fareed Zakaria
Chair: Professor David Held

In this lecture, Fareed Zakaria will expound on the The Post-American World; a world in which the United States no longer dominates the global economy, orchestrates geopolitics or overwhelms cultures. He will explain how the 'rise of the rest' - the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, Russia, and many others - is the great story of our time. He will also explain how economic growth in any given country produces political confidence, national pride, and international problems. What does it mean to live in a truly global era? Zakaria will answer this question with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.

Fareed Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International, host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria: GPS, and author of The Post-American World and the best-selling The Future of Freedom, which have both been translated into more than 20 languages.

Global Policy is a new innovative and interdisciplinary journal that brings together world-class academics and leading practitioners to analyse both public and private solutions to global problems and issues. The journal is based at the LSE, and launches in January 2010.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

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