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Phillips Lecture: David M. Rubenstein and Fareed Zakaria

Featuring David Rubenstein and Fareed Zakaria

Hosted by: Duke Program in American Grand Strategy
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
7:15 PM
Page Auditorium
Open to: Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Public
Contact: Susan Colbourn

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. To reserve tickets, please visit the Duke Box Office.

The Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture Series was endowed for the purpose of bringing prominent figures in international security, foreign policy, and diplomacy to Duke University to engage with students, faculty, and the broader Duke community about issues of international importance.

The series is made possible thanks to the support and generosity of Ambassador Phillips, his wife Kay, and the entire Phillips family.

David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Established in 1987, Carlyle now manages $426 billion from 28 offices around the world.

Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Gallery of Art, the Economic Club of Washington, and the University of Chicago; a Trustee of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; and a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Rubenstein is a member of the American Philosophical Society, Business Council, Harvard Global Advisory Council (Chairman), Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University (former Chairman), and Board of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. 

Mr. Rubenstein has served as Chairman of the Boards of Duke University and the Smithsonian Institution, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution, and as a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation.

Fareed Zakaria is the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, a columnist for The Washington Post, and a bestselling author.

Fareed Zakaria GPS is a weekly international and domestic affairs program that airs around the world on CNN. Since its debut in 2008, it has featured interviews with Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Greta Thunberg, and the Dalai Lama, among others.

Zakaria is the author of four highly-regarded New York Times bestselling books: Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (2020), on how the pandemic reshaped society; The Post-American World (1st ed. 2008, 2nd ed. 2011), a discussion of the rise of non-Western powers; The Future of Freedom (2003), a study of “illiberal democracy” in various countries; and In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015), a commentary on the importance of a well-rounded education. Three of these were international bestsellers, translated into more than 20 languages.