News Release: Events, People

Mar. 22,  2011

Author Rushdie, Ambassador Andrew Young to Speak on Democracy, Globalization March 23

Author Salman Rushdie, Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University, and Ambassador Andrew Young, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Morehouse College, will participate in a public conversation at Morehouse College on “Democracy and Globalization” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, 30314.

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 will open the event, and Emory University Provost Earl Lewis will serve as moderator.

A question-and-answer session will follow the conversation. Admission is free. Parking is available in the Morehouse College Parking deck. No large backpacks, cameras or recording devices are allowed at the event.

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 event is sponsored by Morehouse College, Emory University and the Andrew Young Foundation.

For more information visit Morehouse.  A live web stream of the event will be available.

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