CNN host Fareed Zakaria headlined the Higher Education Summit

Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Zakaria

(TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2022) – Fareed Zakaria, the bestselling author and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Higher Education Summit in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 28.

Zakaria, the author of Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, says the consequences of the pandemic may take years to unfold. His keynote address at the conference starts at about 1:15 p.m.

Other featured speakers at the two-day conference include Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario, tech expert Amber Mac and climate change activist Bill McKibben.

The Higher Education Summit, run by Colleges Ontario, is one of North America’s premier conferences on post-secondary education. This year’s conference runs Sunday, Nov. 27, and Monday, Nov. 28, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

The conference is open to the media. The full agenda can be found at:


Sunday, Nov. 27

  • 1:15 p.m. – Featured address by climate change activist Bill McKibben.
  • 2:15 p.m. – Featured address by tech expert Amber Mac.

Monday, Nov. 28

  • 8:15 a.m. – Featured address by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario.
  • 1:15 p.m. – Keynote address by CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

Dates:                Nov. 27 and 28, 2022

Location:            Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
                            123 Queen Street West


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Amy Dickson
Senior Communications Advisor, Public Affairs
Colleges Ontario