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Prize-winning writer to discuss globalization and its impact
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Thomas
Friedman, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and foreign affairs
columnist for The New York Times, will discuss globalization and its
impact during a lecture at the University of Illinois.
The talk, titled "Globalization and Its Discontents: Cultural,
Political and Economic Consequences of Globalization," will begin
at 7:30 p.m. March 29 in 112 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana.
The free public lecture is part of the 2001 Richard G. & Carole
J. Cline Symposium, an annual event sponsored by the UI department of
political science and the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Before becoming the Times foreign affairs columnist in 1995, Friedman
was the newspapers chief economic correspondent, chief White House
correspondent, chief diplomatic correspondent and bureau chief in Beirut
He also is the author of the current best-seller "The Lexus and
the Olive Tree," and of "From Beirut to Jerusalem," which
won a 1989 National Book Award.
Friedman shared the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1983
for his work in Lebanon, and he won the prize again in 1988 for his
work in Israel. He joined the Times in 1981. He earned his bachelors
degree in Mediterranean studies from Brandeis University and his masters
degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford University.
While on campus, Friedman also will take part March 30 in the annual
Cline Symposium. The topic of the symposium, which is open to invited
guests and the media, is "Global Economic Pressures and the Social
Safety Net." Richard G. Cline, chairman of Hawthorne Investors
Inc. and a 1957 UI graduate, will take part in the discussion. For more
information about the Cline events, call Margarita Ham, (217) 333-7457.