Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, and Adventurers Shaped Globalization

Nayan Chanda, author of Bound Together.
Nayan Chanda, author of Bound Together.

NEW YORK, May 9, 2007 - Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization with Nayan Chanda in conversation with Thomas Friedman at Asia Society's Headquarters in New York.

Since human beings migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In Bound Together Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world.

Nayan Chanda

Nayan Chanda is director of publications, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and editor, YaleGlobal Online. He is former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly.

Thomas Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Mr. Friedman was bureau chief for The Times in Beirut and Jerusalem before writing From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award for non-fiction. His book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree won the 2000 Overseas Press Club award for best nonfiction book on foreign policy.

His latest work, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century, won the inaugural Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year award. He has a B.A. in Mediterranean studies from Brandeis University and a Master of Philosophy degree in Modern Middle East studies from Oxford.