Emory Report
November 17, 2008
Volume 61, Number 12



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November 17, 2008
Advance Notice

Spelman’s Tatum on State of Race
“Emory Confronts an Enduring Problem” as the College Council presents the ninth annual State of Race event on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

Spelman College President Beverly Tatum will lead the discussion on self-segregation at universities. Tatum has written a number of books on race relations, the best-known being “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, the NAACP, Center for Women, Media Council, President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity and several academic departments.

Series of speakers on global terrorism
The Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning has scheduled a series of speakers on confronting terrorism and strengthening democracy: Jawed Ashraf, from the Indian Embassy on Tuesday, Nov. 18; Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, minister for political affairs from the Pakistan Embassy on Thursday, Nov. 20; and Ashraf Haidari from the Afghanistan Embassy on Tuesday, Dec. 2. All events will be at 1 p.m. in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room.

For more upcoming Halle Institute events, visit www.halleinstitute.emory.edu.

Peace activist at Carter Center
Peace activist and pastor John Dear will speak on “Peace and Justice” on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at The Carter Center.

The author of 25 books, Dear has served as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and has been nominated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The event is co-sponsored by the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory and Pax Christi Metro Atlanta.

Panel topic is book on African art
A panel discussion of “Asen, Ancestors, and Vodun: Tracing Change in African Art” by Edna Bay, professor in the Institute of Liberal Arts, will be Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in room 108 at the Institute of Critical International Studies.

Bay says the book “tells the life history of an art form, and in that sense is a biography of a kind of object. The object is question is a form of funerary/memorial art in southern Benin, West Africa.”