New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michael Mandelbaum will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, at the J. Irving Whalley Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus. The event is part of the Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series.
One of America’s leading authorities on international affairs, Dr. Mandelbaum is known for his ability to explain the meaning and consequences of complicated global developments and trends. He is the co-author (with Thomas L. Friedman) of the New York Times bestselling book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, which has been described as “a book of exceptional importance” that “should be read by policy-makers and every American concerned about our country’s future.”
The Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Dr. Mandelbaum was named one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine and was named one of the most influential people in American foreign policy by the World Affairs Councils of America.
He is the author or co-author of 12 books, including The Case for Goliath, Democracy’s Good Name: The Rise and the Risks of the World’s Most Popular Form of Government, The Fate of Nations, and The Meaning of Sports. His book, The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era, released in 2010, has been described as “one of the best non-fiction books of the year” by The Financial Times. His classic book, The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-First Century, was written “with the purpose to provide a framework for understanding all of the international issues of the 21st century, from globalization to terrorism, from Chinese succession politics to Latin American economic crises.”
Dr. Mandelbaum is a former faculty member at Harvard and Columbia Universities, and The United States Naval Academy. He was educated at Yale, Cambridge, and Harvard. He has been a guest on Charlie Rose, Face the Nation, All Things Considered, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is currently working on a book on the global economy, a large portion of which will be devoted to Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
The Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series was established in 1999 by Mark E. Pasquerilla to honor his parents. It represents all disciplines of academic study and supports speakers that are renowned for their expertise.
A book signing will be held following the lecture in the lobby of Blackington Hall.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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