New York Times Best Selling Author Nicholas Carr to Speak at BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Nicholas Carr, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains”, will be speaking to an audience of students, staff, and community members at Bowling Green State University Firelands College on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

A Pulitzer Prize nominee and former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Carr writes and speaks on technology, business, culture, and economics.  A prolific and nimble thought leader, Carr writes regularly for the Financial Times, Strategy & Business, and The Guardian.  His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business 2.0, Boston Globe, Industry Standard, The Banker, Director, BusinessWeek Online as well as in his popular blog, Rough Type.

Carr has served as a commentator on CNBC, CNN, and other networks and has been a featured speaker worldwide at industry, educational, and government forums.  In 2007, eWeek named him one of the 100 most influential people in IT and in 2005, Optimize magazine named Carr one of the leading thinkers on information technology.

Earlier in his career, Carr was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in English literature from Harvard University.

“The Shallows” was selected as a Pulitzer Prize finalist and is a New York Times bestseller.  It has received unprecedented international acclaim and has instigated provocative global conversation.  The book is an exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences.  It is part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism.

The event is part of the BGSU Firelands All College Book Series which strives to relate a selected book and topic into the curriculum of a variety of classes throughout the year.  There are also several speakers throughout the year who discuss the subject matter.

Carr will be speaking in the cedar Point Center auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 12 noon.  The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact BGSU Firelands at 419.433.5560 or visit the website at www.firelands.bgsu.edu