Thomas Friedman

Columnist
The New York Times

Bestselling author of The World is Flat and New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and accessible analysis of complex issues shaping the world. Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, he has been covering major stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981. With clear and compelling language, Friedman discusses the opportunities and challenges that profound “accelerations” including technology and connectivity pose for society as well as for individuals, businesses, and governments. He also explores solutions — on a local and global level — to ensure the future of work, skills, income, and prosperity. Friedman is the author of several bestselling books. Ranked #2 on The Wall Street Journal's list of “influential business thinkers” and named to the 2011 Thinkers50 and the 2013 list of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers, Friedman is considered one of “America's Best Leaders” by US News & World Report. He is also a frequent guest on programmes such as Meet the Press and Morning Joe, and 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. Friedman was featured in Showtime's climate change documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, executive produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.