Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Thomas Friedman Visits Feb. 27

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, will visit the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to discuss “The Next Phase of Globalization.” The public portion of the program begins at 6:45 p.m., with seating in the Athenaeum on a first-come basis. Overflow accommodations with a live feed to the discussion will be provided in McKenna Auditorium.

Friedman, who joined the New York Times in 1981, started his career with the Times as a financial reporter specializing in OPEC and oil related news, and later served in the roles of chief diplomatic, chief White House, and international economics correspondent. Friedman has won three Pulitzer Prizes for his writing and has covered the Middle East conflict, the end of the Cold War, U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, international economics, and the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat. His twice-weekly foreign affairs column for the Times is syndicated to 700 newspapers worldwide.

In addition to The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005), which earned him the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and a place as one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, Friedman is also the author of Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 (2002), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), and From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), winner of the National Book Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and a New York Times bestseller for nearly 12 months.

Friedman graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a degree in Mediterranean studies, received a master’s degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford University, and has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University.

During his visit, Friedman will address members and guests of the Res Publica Society of Claremont McKenna College during a lunchtime gathering in Los Angeles.

His visit to Claremont is sponsored by the Res Publica Society.

For more information, visit: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/mmca.