Fareed Zakaria to deliver Ohio State commencement address

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Journalist Fareed Zakaria speaks at the 2014 Global Action Summit at Music City Center on November 18, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University has announced that journalist, author and political scientist Fareed Zakaria will deliver its spring commencement address.

Zakaria currently hosts “Fareed Zakaria: GPS” on CNN and writes as a columnist for The Washington Post and a contributing editor for The Atlantic.

Ohio State President Michael Drake described Zakaria in a statement as a “leading voice in our national discourse on global and domestic affairs.”

Zakaria previously delivered a keynote speech at Ohio State during the centennial celebration for the Fisher College of Business.

The university will hand out more than 11,000 diplomas at its commencement ceremony on May 5 at Ohio Stadium.

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