Author Thomas L. Friedman
GU’s Presidential Speaker Series presents this three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist during GU’s 125th anniversary celebration. He will discuss the important responsibility education plays in helping our nation become more competitive in a global economy. His lecture is titled, “That Used to Be Us: A Crucial Time for America and the Role Education Must Play.” Friedman, an Oxford University-educated columnist for The New York Times, has authored six best-selling books, including the acclaimed “The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization” (2000), which earned the Overseas’ Press Club Award for best foreign policy book. Friedman became widely known for “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century” (2005), an international best-seller that examined the impact of globalization. His book “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America” (2008), explores parallels between world crises in the areas of climate change and the economy. A provocative writer able to make complex issues widely understood, Friedman is an engaging speaker with strongly held opinions.
- 7 p.m.
- Gonzaga University, McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati St., Spokane, WA
- Logan neighborhood, Northeast Spokane
- $15/general, $12/seniors, $10/students/educators
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