Summer 2008: Of Note

Salman Rushdie at Emory

Distinguished Writer in Residence Salman Rushdie appeared at The Carter Center in July to speak about his new novel, The Enchantress of Florence.

Jon Rou

In Good Company

Rushdie among top public intellectuals

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Distinguished Writer in Residence Salman Rushdie was recently named one of the world’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals by the influential journal Foreign Policy. According to the authors, “They are some of the world’s most introspective philosophers and rabble-rousing clerics. A few write searing works of fiction and uncover the mysteries of the human mind. Others are at the forefront of modern finance, politics, and human rights. In the second Foreign Policy/Prospect list of top public intellectuals, we reveal the thinkers who are shaping the tenor of our time.” Others with Emory connections include writers Mario Vargos Llosa and Umberto Eco, both Ellmann lecturers; historian Tony Judt, who taught at the University in the 1970s; playwright and former Woodruff Professor Wole Soyinka; biologist and historian Jared Diamond, scheduled to speak at Emory this fall; and biologist E. O. Wilson, who received a 2008 honorary degree and will be featured at the Emory symposium Evolution Revolution in October.

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Summer 2008

Of Note