“In the words of one of our donors, “I admire people who can take very complicated issues and communicate them in a simple, understandable way. Zakaria was remarkable.” These thoughts were echoed by numerous people who attended The New Albany Community Foundation’s sold out Jefferson Series lecture featuring Dr. Fareed Zakaria. Dr. Zakaria was as engaging as he was knowledgeable and our audience really responded to that. It was a pleasure to host him and we’re all feeling a lot more informed as a result.”

- The New Albany Community Foundation

“Fareed Zakaria was absolutely terrific. A superb speaker and a delightful person.”

- Stanford University

“Of the 41 years in the crazy job, Fareed has to be one of the top five to ever appear on our stage. "Astonishing" is about the only word I can think of right now.”

- Foothill College Celebrity Forum

“A home run...He is such a scholar and we are still on cloud 9.”

- World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

“Dr. Zakaria was the highlight of the conference. He held the audience spellbound for nearly an hour. Speaking without notes he effortlessly synthesized his encylopedic knowledge of micro and macro global economic and political trends -- from funds flow to demographics and everything in between — bringing it all to conclusions that were relevant to our conference and meaningful to our audience.”

- Association for Corporate Growth

“He was remarkably candid, consistently passionate and knowledgeable about world affairs, and mesmerized his listeners with insights into the current international situation.”

- Cameron University

“As always Fareed was a hit. His talk went very well - I think the audience was very pleased!”

- Society for Human Resource Management

“It was an amazing event... We sold out of all tickets. (He) spoke for over an hour without a note. Applause went on and on both after the speech and the Q&A.”

- Kaplan JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches

“His address last evening stands out as perhaps the most important and informative in my 27-year history with the Public Forum. And the audience agreed. Although courteous and responsive, it is not its custom to give standing ovations, as was the case last night.”

- Springfield Public Forum

“The Singapore audience was dazzled by his wit, intelligence and persuasive arguments. They were very impressed.”

- The Institute of Policy Studies