How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

Thomas L. Friedman, Author and Columnist, The New York Times

Thomas Friedman - How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

America is in trouble, according to Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and the nation’s excessive energy consumption are all major challenges facing the country today. Moreover, the current political factionalism in Washington has undermined the United States’ ability to tackle these dilemmas and further threatens the country’s position as a global leader. How can the United States recapture its edge and ultimately its economic vitality? Join The Chicago Council and Thomas L. Friedman as he discusses what needs to be done to preserve the American dream and the United States’ role in the world it invented.

Speaker Bio

Pre-Reads

Watch Friedman on the Daily Show, 10/03/2011

Follow Friedman on Twitter

Read his weekly column in The New York Times

Learn more about his latest book

Book review: “That Used To Be Us,” Financial Times, 09/02/2011

Additional Information

His new book written with Michael Mandelbaum, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.