Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally known author and journalist who has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times reports on U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy. Friedman is a member of the Brandeis University Board of Trustees and the Pulitzer Prize Board. He has served as a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and has been awarded honorary degrees from numerous institutions, including the University of Minnesota, Williams College and Washington University in St. Louis. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Overseas Press and National Press Clubs, and was awarded the honorary title, Order of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II. His latest book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, became his seventh New York Times bestseller.
We had the pleasure of having lunch with Thomas our first week at ORNL!