The rise of other nations need not mean a decline of the U.S., says Zakaria. He foresees a future where the U.S. no longer dominates the global economy, geopolitics and culture, and it needn't be seen as a negative development, he believes; our nation needs to learn to understand other nations and find a way to thrive in this rapidly shifting dynamic.
Join us as Newsweek International's editor shares his insights on how our nation can thrive in the coming millennium- The Commonwealth Club of California
Ralph Baxter is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a position he has held since 1990.
Under Mr. Baxter's leadership, Orrick has expanded, diversified and extended its geographic reach, transforming from a domestic firm with California origins to one of the world's largest and most prominent law firms, with more than 1,000 lawyers in 18 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a senior research scholar at CISAC and a senior adviser to the center's Preventive Defense Project. She is also Adjunct Senior Fellow for Alliance Relations at the Council on Foreign Relations and a 2004 Carnegie Scholar.
Her work focuses on American national security challenges, including preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, defense leadership and management, and alliance politics.
Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program -- Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also Editor-at-Large of TIME magazine, a Washington Post columnist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the author of The Post American World and The Future of Freedom. Born in India in 1964, Dr. Zakaria went on to receive a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.