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Maverick Speakers Series - Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Revive America

September 11, 2008 · 7:30 pm · Lone Star Auditorium (Maverick Activities Center)

Thomas L. Friedman, a world-renowned author and journalist, joined The New York Times in 1981 as a financial reporter specializing in OPEC- and oil-related news and later served as the chief diplomatic, chief White House, and international economics correspondents. A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles reporting the Middle East conflict, the end of the cold war, U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, international economics, and the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat. His foreign affairs column, which appears twice a week in the Times, is syndicated to seven hundred other newspapers worldwide. More on the author at

About Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Thomas L. Friedman's no. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future. More on the book at