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103 | Thomas Friedman: Thank You for Being Late
103 | Thomas Friedman: Thank You for Being Late

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Mon, Oct 17 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Main Sanctuary
N Michigan Ave at E Delaware Pl | Chicago, IL | 60611
  • Members: $50
  • Public: $50
  • Students and Teachers: $50

"Friedman doesn't just report on events; he helps shape them." – Foreign Policy

In his forthcoming book Thank You for Being Late, New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman examines the dizzying acceleration of the modern world. Driven by technological transformations and economic interdependency, the 21st century requires nations and individuals to be fast, innovative, and quick to adapt. At the same time, he argues, we need to be fair and learn how to be slow—shutting out the noise and accessing our deepest values.

This annual lecture recognizes the significant contributions to the Chicago Humanities Festival made by its founder and chairman emeritus Richard J. Franke.

This program is a special Festival fundraiser. Following his public event, Thomas Friedman will join the Chicago Humanities Festival Gala for an intimate conversation with Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times. Click here to learn more about the gala benfit.


Thomas Friedman is a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times columnist, foreign correspondant, and the author of a number of monumental works on globalization and the forces of change, including The World is Flat and Hot, Flat, and Crowded. Friedman is also the recipient of the 1989 National Book Award in nonfiction for his book, From Beirut to Jerusalem.

  • Richard J. Franke Lecture
  • This event is sold out and the wait list has reached capacity.
  • 2007; 2022; 2038
  • Thank You for Being Late