Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Salman Rushdie -- Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Salomon Center 101, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, College Green

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World-renowned author Salman Rushdie will give a lecture at Brown on "Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World."

Sir Salman Rushdie has influenced a generation of writers and received a Queen's Knighthood for "services to literature." He stands as both a pop culture icon and one of the most thought-provoking proponents for free speech today. Recently, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world.

Rushdie's novels include Midnight's Children, for which he received the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and The Enchantress of Florence. Rushdie has served for two years as president of The PEN American Center, the world's oldest human rights organization.

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Sponsored jointly by the Year of India, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Location: Salomon Center 101, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, College Green.