WFU Face to Face will host author and reporter Thomas Friedman

In conversation with PBS NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin

Thomas Friedman

Internationally renowned author, reporter and columnist Thomas Friedman will join the Face to Face Speaker Forum for an evening of conversation with PBS NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

The conversation will center on the political, environmental and social issues shaping the world.

Media are welcome. Photography is permitted and broadcast media may record for the first five minutes of the program once speakers are seated (no audio). 

Friedman is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes – two for international reporting from the Middle East and a third for his columns written about 9/11. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. He has been the Times‘s Foreign Affairs columnist since 1995.

Schifrin is the foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, based in Washington, D.C. He leads NewsHour’s foreign reporting and has created week-long, in-depth series for NewsHour. The series “Inside Putin’s Russia” won a 2018 Peabody Award and the National Press Club’s Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence. He received the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Media Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs in 2020.

Single tickets to this Face to Face event are available for purchase here

In addition to the main Face to Face event, Friedman will participate in a student-only conversation at Wait Chapel at 5 p.m. moderated by Wake Forest Leadership and Character Scholars. Students from Winston-Salem area colleges and universities can attend both the student-only event and the keynote address for free with a student ID. More information on the student event can be found here.

The community-facing Face to Face Speaker Forum brings world-renowned, influential voices to Winston-Salem to discuss topics in a variety of areas including politics, arts and culture, business and social justice. 

This Face to Face Speaker Forum with Thomas Friedman is presented by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. A complete list of Face to Face Speaker Forum sponsors is available here.

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