March 11, 2011

Advance Notice

A democratic, global conversation by Rushdie, Andrew Young

Author Salman Rushdie, Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory, and Ambassador Andrew Young, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Morehouse College, will participate in a public conversation on "Democracy and Globalization." The event will be held at Morehouse College on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.

Rushdie and Young will address current freedom movements, the democracy versus stability argument in U.S. foreign policy, and how young people can respond and become involved in democratic reform.

Morehouse President Robert Franklin (a former Emory professor) will open the event. Provost Earl Lewis will serve as moderator.

A question-and-answer session will follow the conversation.

As Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Morehouse, Young co-teaches a course on social and political change in the 20th century with daughter Andrea Young, executive director of the Andrew Young Foundation and Scholar in Residence at Morehouse.

While in residence at Emory this year, Rushdie has taught classes, participated in seminars and hosted a public film series. Rushdie's archive, which he placed at Emory in 2007, opened to the public for the first time last year.

The free event is sponsored by Morehouse College, Emory University and the Andrew Young Foundation. A live web stream will be available.

For more information and directions, visit Morehouse.

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