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The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability proudly announces that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will be speaking at ASU.

In this talk, “Sustainability as Freedom,” Friedman will argue that what freedom was to our parents’ generation, sustainability is to the present generation.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
6 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Talk begins
ASU Gammage, Tempe campus [map]
Register online
Tickets are free and required, limit 2 tickets per person.

Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. He has authored several award-winning books including: Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America; The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century; and, most recently, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.

Ranked #2 on The Wall Street Journal’s list of Influential Business Thinkers, named to the 2011 Thinkers50 and Foreign Policy’s 2013 list of Leading Global Thinkers, and considered one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Report, Friedman is a frequent guest on programs such as Meet The Press, Morning Joe and Charlie Rose.

This event is free and open to the public. Register online to receive an assigned-seat ticket. You may elect to pick up your tickets at will call at the ASU Gammage box office, or have them mailed. For will call, please allow one week for processing. The ASU Gammage box office is located at 1200 South Forest Avenue, Tempe, and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. If you are an educator and would like to reserve a block of tickets for your class, contact the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at 480-965-2975.

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