Session Details

Welcome and Opening Session: Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture: What It Takes to Thrive Amid the Forces in Society, Economy and Culture That Are Creating the Future

Monday, March 20

8:00–9:30 a.m.

CNN host and bestselling author Fareed Zakaria, PhD, helps audiences understand the nature of a post-pandemic world and the political, social, technological and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. In the form of 10 lessons, Zakaria will cover topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of “digital life” to an emerging bipolar world order. He will prompt attendees to think beyond the effects of the pandemic, which is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early 21st century, as he examines and explains the societal, economic and cultural forces that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our past, present and future world.

Presented By

Fareed Zakaria, PhD

Fareed Zakaria, PhD

Host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS"

CNN Worldwide