Gainesville, Fla. — Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy magazine and host of the Global Reboot podcast, has been named the 2021 Institute for Public Relations Distinguished Lecturer. He will speak at the 2021 IPR Annual Distinguished Lecture and Awards Dinner, IPR’s biggest fundraiser, on December 2 at Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Before joining Foreign Policy, Agrawal had a long career as a TV journalist, including roles such as senior producer of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and as the network’s South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi. He is the author of India Connected: How the smartphone is transforming the world’s largest democracy, a book The Wall Street Journal has named among the top five books on the country. Agrawal is a regular guest commentator on BBC, NPR, CNN, and MSNBC, and frequently moderates discussions at events such as the World Economic Forum and the IMF’s annual meetings.

In-person tickets to the Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner are available for $500 each. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $5,000, and a limited number of premium tables of 10 are available for $10,000. The price includes a networking cocktail reception sponsored by SAIC, the awards dinner, and the Distinguished Lecture. Virtual tickets and tables are available for $200 and $2,000 each, respectively. All tickets may be purchased on our website or by contacting Erica Hall at

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