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[SOLD OUT] Thomas Friedman Lecture and Book Signing
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:00pm

Thomas Friedman


Best-selling New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat, will deliver a public lecture on the promise of green-related economic innovation, based on ideas contained in his new book, Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America.

Friedman's lecture and Q+A begins at noon and will be followed by a book signing at 1:15 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. Free tickets are available in advance, beginning Feb. 12, through the PSU Box Office, or at the door. The PSU Box Office is located at 1825 SW Broadway, inside Smith Memorial Student Union. Capacity for this event is ~1,300.

Friedman's talk is designed to engender fresh thinking and innovation around solving the economic, social, and environmental calamities facing our nation.

Monday, March 9th, 2009
Where: Portland State University's Peter W. Stott Center (930 S.W. Hall St)
Time: Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
Cost:  Sold-Out


Thomas Friedman is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for The New York Times. He has served as the paper's foreign affairs columnist since 1995. Previously, he was the Times' chief economic correspondent in the Washington bureau; prior to that he was the chief White House correspondent. He is the author of several award-winning books, including The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century (2005), Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism (2002), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (2000) and From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989).

His column can be viewed online:

The event is sponsored by Ecotrust (, Portland State University's sustainability programs (with support from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation), and more than 30 other area organizations thrilled to bring Mr. Friedman to

Event sponsors:
Ecotrust, Portland State University, Portland Development Commission, The Lemelson Foundation, The Oregonian, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Energy Trust, The Standard, Bonneville Power Administration, Umpqua Bank, John Miller, Wildwood/Mahonia, Conkling, Fiskum & McCormick, Gerding Edlen, ShoreBank Pacific, Wells Fargo, Portfolio 21, Walsh Construction, Tonkon Torp LLP, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Torpet LLC, Equilibrium Capital, The Lazar Foundation, Cascadia Green Building Council, Hot Lips Pizza, Sustainable Northwest, Climate Solutions, The Bus Project, Illahee, KINK FM, Celilo Group, Portland Business Journal, Edible Portland, Nau, and END Footwear.