TITLE: Thomas Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Thomas Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
EVENT DATE: 09/22/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 44 minutes
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Thomas Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman writes a syndicated column for The New York Times. His book "Hot, Flat and Crowded" was an international best-seller. He has worked for The Times since 1981 and a year later was appointed Beirut bureau chief, six weeks before the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. His column on foreign affairs began in 1995. His 2005 book, "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century," was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and has sold more than 4 million copies. His new book, the best-seller "That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back," was written with Johns Hopkins University professor Michael Mandelbaum.
Speaker Biography: Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter professor and director of the American Foreign Policy program at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has written 10 books on U.S. foreign policy, and Foreign Policy magazine has called him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers. Mandelbaum is also on the board of directors of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He most recently co-wrote "That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back" with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012