Emory Report
February 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 18



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February 2
, 2009
Advance Notice

Rushdie’s lecture on Oscar night
Salman Rushdie, Emory’s Distinguished Writer in Residence, will speak on “Adaptation” on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m., in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Tickets went on sale Jan. 29: $5 for Emory faculty, students, staff and alumni; $10 for the general public, available at www.emory.edu/events.

Rushdie will consider the process by which art in one form is “translated” or “migrates” into another form and, by extension, the way people of one world are transplanted or “translated,” or remade into another. Rushdie’s topic is especially apt, say event organizers, as the Academy Awards are later that evening.

Historian to give Tenenbaum lecture
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Saul Friedlander will speak on “The Voice of the Witness in the History of the Shoah” as the 2009 Tenenbaum lecturer at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at the Carlos Museum Reception Hall. Admission is free.

Friedlander will offer his insight on how the perspectives of both the historian and the witness must be woven together.

“These individual voices are the most immediate testimonies about dimensions of ongoing events usually not perceived in other sources,” he says.

Friedlander is professor of history at UCLA. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.
The Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series is sponsored by Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

Forum examines presidential power
Different theories of presidential power will be examined at the Randolph W. Thrower Symposium, Thursday, Feb. 12, in the School of Law’s Tull Auditorium.

“Executive Power: New Directions for the New Presidency?” will bring together legal scholars and officials in the nation’s executive branch to discuss opposing theories, institutional design and the internal separation of powers. Paul Clement, 43rd solicitor general of the United States and current partner at King & Spalding, will give an opening address.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, e-mail thrower@law.emory.edu or visit www.emorylawjournal.org.

The Thrower Symposium, part of an endowed lecture series, is hosted by the Emory Law Journal and Emory Law.