September 30, 2009
ULM Presidential Lyceum to feature best-selling author and Pulitzer winner
Friedman is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner touted by Vanity Fair magazine as “the country’s best newspaper columnist.” Friedman has reported on numerous stories considered pivotal in American foreign policy in recent decades.
In his best-selling book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Thomas L. Friedman demystifies how the world “flattened” at the dawn of the 21st-century and explains the cultural, political and economic implications on all of us.
The World is Flat earned the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2005, the same year that U.S. News & World Report named Friedman one of “America's Best Leaders.” ULM included the book in its freshman summer reading program this year.
Friedman’s most recent work is Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America, another bestseller.
“ULM is fortunate to add Mr. Friedman to the growing list of notable speakers we have hosted in the last several years,” said ULM President James E. Cofer Sr. “His books cogently addresses the myriad of issues stemming from globalization and spells out in precise terms what one must do to compete amid these ever-changing realities.”
For more information about Friedman’s visit to ULM, contact Media Relations Director Laura Woodard at 318-342-5447. For more information about the Presidential Lyceum Series, visit www.ulm.edu/lyceum.