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Thomas Friedman: hot, flat and crowded

Posted by on Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 9:31 AM

NY Times' columnist Thomas Friedman will speak at Duke Sept. 22 at Page Auditiorium, according to a university press release. The event is free, but tickets are required: Order online at www.tickets.duke.edu or by phone 684-4444.

The topic of his speech is “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America” which, coincidentally, is the title of his new book.

“How do our kids compete in a flatter world? How do they thrive in a warmer world? How do they survive in a more dangerous world? Those are, in a nutshell, the big questions facing America at the dawn of the 21st century,” Friedman says. “I have an idea how. It’s called ‘green.’ ”

Friedman is the author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization and The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century.

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