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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    Sustainable Development

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon joined the leaders from Finland, Indonesia, and Mexico, to talk about how sustainable development can lead to economic growth. The panelists also…

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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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    Book Discussion on The Arab Center

    Marwan Muasher talked about The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation. He argues in the book that moderate-minded leaders in the Arab world are losing ground to those whose views are more…

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    Global Economic Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists spoke about the global economic crisis and possible implications for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Among the topics they addressed were the growing impact of a…

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    Panel on State of the Global Economy

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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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    National Press Foundation Awards Dinner

    The awards given were the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism to Thomas L. Friedman; the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism to Gordon…

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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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    The World Is Flat: Second Anniversary

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, on the two-year anniversary of its publication by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The…

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