Zakaria to Speak at Commencement

Journalist and five others will receive honorary degrees.

Noted journalist Fareed Zakaria will deliver Duke’s commencement address during graduation ceremonies on May 13. Zakaria, an editor-at-large for Time and columnist for the Washington Post, hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS, a news program on international and domestic affairs, on CNN.

In addition to Zakaria, five others will receive honorary degrees at commencement. They are business and philanthropic leader James Barksdale; Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; twelve-time Grammy Awardwinning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris; Darryl Hunt, an exonerated former inmate and advocate against wrongful convictions;; and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Robert Richardson.

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