A Conversation with Tom Friedman
At this event, Friedman’s topic will be “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics,” addressing how a local community can thrive in an age of accelerations and what it means to be a thriving community in a thriving state.
Touring the state with Leadership Tennessee, Tom Friedman will be making three exclusive appearances – Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work with The New York Times, where he serves as foreign affairs columnist. Read by everyone from small-business owners to President Obama, The World is Flat (2005) was an international bestseller in hardcover. Friedman is also the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), and Longitudes and Attitudes (2002). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.