Foreign Affairs Columnist and Author, The New York Times

Thomas Friedman is an internationally known author and journalist. He has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times: in 1983 and 1988 for international reporting, and in 2002 for Distinguished Commentary for “…his clarity of vision…in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat.” In 2004, he was awarded the Overseas Press Club Award for lifetime achievement, and received the honorary title Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.

His foreign affairs column in The New York Times appears twice a week reporting on U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy.

He is the author of six bestselling books: From Beirut to Jerusalem, an expanded edition released in December 2012; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11; The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century; Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution – And How It Can Renew America; That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back (co-written with Michael Mandelbaum).

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