Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria will speak at Southeast Missouri State University this evening as part of the 2015-2016 Speaker Series. Zakaria hosts CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” is a contributing editor at “The Atlantic” magazine and is a columnist for The Washington Post. His address comes on the heels of the release of his latest book, “In Defense of a Liberal Education,” which is also the title of his speech. In his book, Zakaria uses his personal history of having been born in India, eventually graduating from Yale and later Harvard, as well as trends he’s identified in curriculum to argue the merits of a traditional liberal-arts education. Audio recording and flash photography are prohibited during Zakaria’s presentation. The presentation will begin at 7:30 Monday evening at the Show Me Center. Tickets are $10 for the general public, but Southeast students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid Redhawks ID.