Thomas H. Quinn Lecture Series featuring Thomas Friedman


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall (View on map )

Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of six best-selling books, will discuss “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics" as part of The Thomas H. Quinn Lecture Series hosted by the Mendoza College of Business. 

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An internationally renowned reporter and columnist for The New York Times, Friedman has a  career as a journalist that spans more than 40 years and includes covering major global economic and political events, such as the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War and the aftermath of Tiananmen Square. His expertise is in the areas of worldwide economic issues, religious fundamentalism and terrorism, and the Middle East conflict.

Friedman, who last spoke on campus as part of the 2010 Notre Dame Forum, also served as a White House correspondent during the Clinton administration. His books, which cover a range of topics related to globalization and technology, include “The World is Flat," "From Beirut to Jerusalem” and “Thank You for Being Late.”  He has won three Pulitzer Prizes for his international reporting. 

Friedman’s talk is a free but ticketed event open to the public. Tickets will be available online and for pick-up one hour prior to the performance at the DeBartolo Ticket Office. In the event of a sellout, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

For more information about tickets for the Quinn Lecture featuring Thomas Friedman, visit or call (574) 631-2800.


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