NY Times Columnist Friedman To Talk On Green Economy

Pulitzer Prize-winner, columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas Friedman will speak in Portland March 9. His free lecture is sponsored by CFM and more than 30 other organizations in a partnership led by Ecotrust and Portland State University (PSU).

Friedman is foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. He will speak about the need for green economic innovation at this time of crisis. In his talk, Friedman will discuss the themes in his bestseller “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How it Can Renew America."

The lecture is set for noon, March 9 at PSU’s Stott Center (the gymnasium), 930 SW Hall St. Free tickets are available in advance at the PSU Box Office, or at the door. The box office address is 1825 SW Broadway, inside Smith Memorial Student Union.

Friedman’s previous bestseller, “The World is Flat,” has sold more than 2 million copies. His other bestsellers include "Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism," "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" and "From Beirut to Jerusalem," which serves as a basic text on the Middle East in colleges and universities nationwide and won the National Book Award.

Friedman appears in his own segment, “Tom’s Journal,” on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and is a frequent guest on programs such as Face the Nation and Charlie Rose. His TV documentaries, Searching for the Roots of 9/11, The Other Side of Outsourcing and Addicted to Oil, have aired on the Discovery Channel.