News Release: Events, Student Life

Apr. 1,  2009

Emory's "Classroom on the Quad" to Explore the Future of Military Service April 1

"The Future of Military Service" is the focus of Emory University's "Classroom on the Quad," an interdisciplinary examination of complex public issues, today, Wednesday, April 1, from 2 – 6:30 p.m. on the Emory Quadrangle.  Due to rain, the location has changed to Tull Auditorium, Emory Law. The event is open to the Atlanta community.

Speakers include:

• Lt. General David Poythress, retired Georgia State Adjutant General and an Emory alumnus who currently is running for governor of Georgia. He has previously served as Georgia's Secretary of State and Commissioner of Labor. He will speak at 4:45 p.m.

• Peter Warren Singer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who is a leading expert on changes in 21st century warfare and a widely published author. He also served as coordinator of the Defense Policy Task Force for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He will talk at 5:30 p.m.

The afternoon also includes panel discussions beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the "after-effects" of war with Emory experts; a student discussion about national service; and a panel of Emory alumni, faculty and current students who are veterans of the armed forces.

"Classroom on the Quad" Schedule

2 - 2:15: Welcome and Introduction

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.: High School Color Guard Performance

2:30 - 3:10 p.m.: Academic Panel on the "After-Effects" of War

3:15 - 3:55 p.m.: Student Sound-Off on National Service

4:00 - 4:40 p.m.: Veterans Panel

4:45 - 5:25 p.m.: Speech by Lt. General David Poythress, former Georgia State Adjutant General

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Speech by P.W. Singer, senior fellow and director, 21st Century Defense Initiative, Brookings Institution. A booksigning will follow in the White Hall lobby.

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