New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman to Speak at Yale

Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs reporter and Op. Ed. page columnist for The New York Times, will speak on “Globalization and U.S. Foreign Policy” on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mr. Friedman was United Press International’s Beirut correspondent from 1979 until 1981. In 1982, he became The New York Times Middle East bureau chief, based in Lebanon. In January 1995, he assumed the post of foreign affairs columnist on the Op Ed page of The New York Times. In addition to his two Pulitzer Prizes, his honors include the Overseas Press Club Award (1980), the George Polk Award (1982), the Livingston Award for Young Journalists (1982), the New York Newspaper Guild Page One Award (1984), and the New Israel Fund Award for Outstanding Reporting from Israel (1987). He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on his book, From Beirut to Jerusalem. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two daughters.

The lecture is sponsored by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management, with support from the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale, which was established to foster cross-disciplinary activities in the study of international relations, law and management. In addition to the annual lecture series, the Fund underwrites courses, faculty and student research and exchanges, and related activities.

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