The World is Fast | University of Oxford

The World is Fast

Thomas L. Friedman
17:00
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
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Ten years ago, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman shone a light on how the world was ‘flattening’; how the convergence of world events and new technologies had opened up the global supply chain to previously excluded economies. His book The World is Flat captured a pivotal moment in the 21st Century, examining the trends, opportunities and challenges this ‘next new world’ presented to countries, companies and individuals. Ten years on, the writer will offer new insights into the effects of technological change, globalisation, economic crisis and political turmoil, in a lecture that promises to be thought-provoking and challenging.