Grunin Center Welcomes NY Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman Nov. 6

Oct 29, 2019
Courtesy of: Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman at Grunin Center

Vanity Fair called New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman “the country’s best newspaper columnist.” According to Foreign Policy magazine, “Friedman doesn’t just report on events; he helps shape them.” Friedman has covered monumental stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981, and is the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m., Friedman will visit the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River.

Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and accessible analysis of complex issues shaping the world. The Wall Street Journal ranked Friedman number two on its list of “influential business thinkers,” and US News and World Report named him one of “America’s Best Leaders.”

He is also the bestselling author of books such as The World is Flat; From Beirut to Jerusalem; Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism; and, most recently, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, in which Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world transformed by technology, globalization and climate change.

He is a frequent guest on programs 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 also featured in Showtime’s climate change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” executive produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be provided at this lecture.

Tickets are $32 for adults, $27 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets online at, or call 732-255-0500. —J.K.-H.

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