Thomas Friedman: The Global Marketplace and the Common Good


The signature event of the 2010-2011 Notre Dame Forum, “The Global Marketplace and the Common Good”, featured Thomas Friedman, the influential Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from The New York Times. Friedman has examined a wide range of subjects in his work, including globalization and worldwide economic issues, religious fundamentalism and terrorism, and the Middle East conflict. He has won three Pulitzer Prizes and has had four best-selling books, most recently The World is Flat and Hot, Flat, and Crowded, both currently best-sellers.

The event was moderated by Norah O’Donnell, chief Washington correspondent for NBC News’ 24-hour cable channel, MSNBC. Following Friedman’s remarks, O’Donnell moderated a roundtable discussion featuring Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business; Gary Anderson, professor of theology; and Notre Dame senior economics major Shanna Gast.

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