Emory Report
March 16, 2009
Volume 61, Number 23



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March 16, 2009
Advance Notice

Davis speaks on women in prison
One of the most well-known critics of the U.S. prison system, Angela Davis, will give the keynote address of Emory’s Women’s History Month.

The civil rights and women’s rights leader will speak about women, privilege and prisons at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

Davis’ long-standing commitment to prisoners rights dates to her involvement in the campaign to free the Soledad Brothers, which led to her own arrest and imprisonment in 1970. On the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List,” Davis spent 18 months in jail before her acquittal in 1972.

For more information about this free community event, visit womenscenter.emory.edu.

Political Islam’s future is topic
“The Future of Political Islam” is the next topic of the Life of the Mind lecture series.

Political science associate professor Carrie Wickham will speak Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

Wickham discusses the dynamics of Islamist movement change, looking at how the goals and strategies of Islamist opposition groups have been affected by their participation in the electoral process.

For more information, call the Office of the Provost at 404-727-4632.

Commemorate war in Iraq
Members of the Emory community will mark the sixth anniversary of the war in Iraq on Tuesday, March 24, from noon to 1 p.m. The event, set for Asbury Circle (rain location: Dobbs Center outdoor steps), will feature a reading of the names of the more than 4,200 U.S. service people who have died in the war, as well as the names of Iraqi citizens killed in the war.

For more information, contact Thee Smith, 404-727-0636 or thee.smith@emory.edu.

Islamic, English law compared
The stark differences between Islamic law and English law are the subject of a Wednesday, March 18 lecture by Islamic studies and public understanding professor Mona Siddiqui from the University of Glasgow.

The noon lecture, “Islamic Law in Britain: A Minor Problem or a Problem for a Minority?” outlines her experiences as an expert witness in anti-terrorism cases.

Part of Center for the Study of Law and Religion’s lecture series, “When Law and Religion Meet,” it will take place at Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium.

Visit www.law.emory.edu/cslr for more information.