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    National Governors Association Annual Meeting, Thomas Friedman Remarks

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman talked about global challenges facing America and the role education played in U.S. competitiveness. The end of this annual National Governors…

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Thomas Friedman talked about his most recent book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, on global changes and how the U.S. is…

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    Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum argued that the U.S. is facing four major challenges - the globalization of business, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s…

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    How Flat Is the World: A Discussion on Globalization

    Joseph Stiglitz and Thomas Friedman discussed the pros and cons of economic globalization. Joseph Stiglitz’s latest book is Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development,…

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    Book Discussion on Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

    Following an introduction by Mr. Kantor and a speech by Mr. Shriver, panelists discussed the life and work of humanitarian Sargent Shriver. Mr. Russert moderated the…

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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations…

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks

    Thomas L. Friedman was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the challenges facing the U.S. and its standing in the world. Among the topics he addressed were competition with China, the…

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    Book Discussion on The World Is Flat

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He discussed the successes and discontents…

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    Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone…

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    Optimism About the United States

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In the book they argue that…

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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    Panelists analyzed the talks going on in Vienna during the week between Iran and six global powers on freezing parts of Iran’s nuclear program. They also responded to questions…

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    Global Role of the U.S. President

    Panelists discussed three broad topics regarding the role of the U.S. president in world: declining American influence, the resilience of the liberal international order, and the rise of…

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    In Depth with Thomas Friedman

    Thomas Friedman was interviewed about his life and work and responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers.

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    Open Learning and the Future of Education

    Panelists talked about the impact of online teaching on higher education, focusing on massive, open online courses (MOOCS). They discussed the benefits of MOOCs including accessibility and…

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    International Perspective on Redesigning High Schools

    “Redesigning High Schools: An International Perspective.” The opening plenary session focused on the results of the year’s initiative in education, concentrating on the…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    A panel of journalists and a professor talked about the state of U.S.-Israel relations. Among the topics they addressed were areas of mutual cooperation and division, political…

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    Reconciliation for Egypt

    Representatives from different Egyptian political parties talked about how they can work together towards a national reconciliation to create a democratic Egypt government. The panel…

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    States and Energy Dependence

    Governors and panelists discussed clean energy and maintaining reliability and affordability in energy production while achieving environmental goals. Tom Friedman talked about the…

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    Book Discussion on The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    Mr. Friedman talked about his new book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The book describes globalization, as symbolized by the Lexus…

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    Green Is the New Red, White and Blue

    Thomas Friedman talked about his forthcoming book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 8, 2008). It was…

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