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Thomas Friedman tapped for ACES fundraiser in July

Staff report

Editor’s note: This original version of this article has been amended due to erroneous information.

Two July events put on by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and featuring author and journalist Thomas L. Friedman have sold out.

At the first one, Friedman will be presented with the 2022 Elizabeth Paepcke Environmental Visionary Award at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ summer benefit, “An Evening on the Lake,” July 21 at Hallam Lake Nature Preserve.

The second event, a public lecture in partnership with Aspen Journalism, will be held from 5-6 p.m. July 22 at the Hotel Jerome Ballroom. While that event is sold out, there is a waitlist on

Together with Curtis Wackerle, editor and executive director of Aspen Journalism, and Chris Lane, CEO of ACES, the three will have a conversation about the intersection of climate, democracy and geopolitics.

Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times reports on U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy. Friedman is the author of seven bestselling books including “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” “The World Is Flat,” and “Thank you For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.”