Thrower Symposium to focus on tax reform
Tax reform has become an enduring political issue, whether focused on taxpayers' frustration over the complexity of the tax code or the allegedly aggressive tactics of the IRS. The law school's 1999 Thrower Symposium, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature nationally known experts who will explore the financial and political implications of tax reform, including proposals such as the flat tax, value-added tax, the national sales tax and incremental change of the current income tax.
Speakers include Alvin Rabushka, The Hoover Institution; Daniel Halperin, Harvard Law School; Lawrence Kotlikoff, Boston University; Michael Graetz, Yale Law School; and former congressmen Buddy Darden and Edgar Jenkins
Organized the Emory Law Review, the annual Thrower Symposium deals with timely legal issues. It is named for Emory alumnus Randolph Thrower '34C, '36L, a senior partner at the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, who was U.S. commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from 1969-71.
The event will be held in Tull Auditorium. CLE credit available at $3 per hour. Call 404-727-6831 for more information.
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Theater Emory to present Ibsen drama
Theater Emory's five-year investigation of works by Henrik Ibsen, "the father of modern drama," continues with a production of his psychological drama, The Lady From the Sea, Feb. 18 through March 6 in the Black Rose/Mary Gray Munroe Theater.
The Lady From the Sea (1888) is a compelling tale about psychological possession, in which a household is held mysteriously by the power of some unnamed force. "The crux of the play rests on two questions," said director Janice Akers. "What must you do when your past actions come back to haunt you? And how do you break free of their hold and move forward?"
Theater Emory's production will feature John Ammerman as Dr. Wangel, Robert Schultz as Arnholm, Allen Read as Lyngstrand, Tim McDonough as Ballested and Dan Gingert as the Stranger. The role of Ellida Wangel will be shared by Barbara Cole (the Feb. 19, 27, March 5 and 8 p.m. March 6 performances) and Park Krausen (the Feb. 18, 20, 25, 26, March 4 and 3 p.m. March 6 performances). The designers are Leslie Taylor for set and costumes, Judy Zanotti for lights and Sean Barnave for sound.
Tickets are $12 for the general public; $9.50 for Emory faculty and staff, seniors and non-Emory students; and $5 for Emory students.
Office of LGBT Life presents film fest
Emory's Office of Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual/Transgender Life will present its Sixth Annual LGBT Film Festival Feb. 18-20 in Harland Cinema in the Dobbs Center.
This year's festival will focus on transgender issues, in recognition of the office's recent addition of "transgender" to its title and constituency. The highlight of the festival will be the Feb. 19 screening at 7:30 p.m. of "The Brandon Teena Story," winner of numerous awards including a Teddy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Other films include "Tomboy," "Juggling Gender," "Some Ground to Stand On" and "Scent uVa Butch" starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18; and "School Fag," "Cinema Fouad" and "Dragtime" starting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.
For more information, contact the Office of LGBT Life at 404-727-0272.