April 29, 12 p.m. | Ted Mann Concert Hall
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs will present the 2011 Distinguished Carlson Lecture featuring Fareed Zakaria at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. Host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, editor-at-large at TIME, and a regular columnist for the Washington Post, Zakaria is widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world. In naming him "one of the 21 most important people of the 21st century," Esquire magazine described him as "the most influential foreign policy advisor of his generation." The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required at www.zakariacarlsonlecture.eventbrite.com.
The Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation. For more than 25 years, the lecture series has hosted renowned public leaders from across the globe, including President Bill Clinton; General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.); President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson of Liberia; and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. For more information visit: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/news_events/zakaria_carlson_lecture.html.