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CONTACT:  Mary Anthony

Nov. 19, 2009


New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman to Speak at Trinity University


SAN ANTONIO – Thomas Friedman, award-winning journalist, will speak at Trinity University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 16, 2010, in Laurie Auditorium.  The lecture is free and open to the public.


Mr. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, has been called “the country’s best newspaper columnist” by Vanity Fair.  


His latest book, Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America, was No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His previous books include The World is Flat, Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism, The Lexus and The Olive Tree, and From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award.


Mr. Friedman appears in his own segment, “Tom’s Journal,” on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer and is a frequent guest on programs such as Face the Nation and Charlie Rose. His TV documentaries, Searching for the Roots of 9/11, The Other Side of Outsourcing, and Addicted to Oil, have aired on the Discovery Channel.


The Trinity University Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment gift from Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown of San Antonio.


For more information, contact Mary Anthony in the Office of University Communications at 210-999-8441.




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