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Fareed Zakaria announced as Spring Commencement Speaker

Fareed Zakaria, a journalist and political commentator with CNN, will be traveling to Columbus to speak at Spring Commencement, according to The Lantern.

Zakaria is a contributor to The Washington Post, the New York Times, The Atlantic and has his own weekly program on CNN called Zakaria GPS.

From Amanda Parrish of The Lantern:

“An award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Dr. Zakaria is a leading voice in our national discourse on global and domestic affairs,” President Michael Drake said in the announcement. “His extensive knowledge of our broader world will enrich and inspire our graduates as they embark to make a meaningful difference in communities near and far.”

This will be Zakaria’s second trip to Ohio State in three years, after Zakaria delivered the keynote speech at the Fisher Centennial in 2016, an event marking the 100th year of the Max M. Fisher College of Business. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and a doctorate from Harvard University.

Spring Commencement takes place on May 5 in Ohio Stadium.

Header photo courtesy of Ohio State.


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