Celebrating Arts and Ideas at Aurora University

Grant Amount $25,000

With this grant, Dunham Fund is the Presenting Sponsor for Thomas L.

Friedman’s “Pausing to Reflect on the Twenty-First Century” on

October 18, 2016. This presentation is part

of Aurora University’s 2016-17 Arts and Ideas series, offered by the

university as a public service to the Greater Aurora community.

Friedman is the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes and has covered significant

stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981. Vanity Fair

called him “the country’s best newspaper columnist.” He is the author of “The

World is Flat”, “From Beirut to Jerusalem” and “Thank You For Being Late: How

to Find a Job, Run a Country and Keep Your Head in an Age of Acceleration”. Ranked

#2 on The Wall Street Journal’s list of “influential business

thinkers,” named to the 2011 Thinkers50 and the 2013 list of Foreign

Policy’s Top 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.”

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