PLEASE NOTE: All tickets have been distributed. There is no WAITLIST for tickets and there will not be a stand-by line at the venue the day of the event.
About the event: The Liberty Instinct: Human beings possess a natural “instinct” for freedom, says Salman Rushdie. We prefer liberty to “unfreedom” and that instinct is related to self-consciousness—to knowledge of ourselves as autonomous beings in the world. Out of this “liberty instinct” comes the idea of human rights. These rights involve neither liberal nor Western fictions but rather connect to our deepest needs as human beings.
Tickets are required. Free parking for ticketed guests is available at the Fishburne Parking Deck.
Large bags including backpacks and large purses are prohibited. If special accommodations are needed due to a disability or chronic medical condition, contact the Disability Services Office at 404.727.9877 (voice) or 404.712.2049 (TDD
Presented by the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and the Emory University Office of the Provost. Learn more about Sir Salman Rushdie's involvement with Emory University.
Note - the author will not be available to sign books or other items.