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2008 Tenenbaum Lecture

Leon Wieseltier
"A Passion for Waiting: Messianism and the Jews"

Thursday, February 21, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Reception Hall of the Michael C. Carlos Museum
Free and open to the public, with a light reception to follow

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Leon Wieseltier was born in Brooklyn in 1952. He was educated at Columbia University, Balliol College of Oxford, and Harvard, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows. He has been the literary editor of The New Republic since 1983. He is the author of Kaddish among other books.

Faculty Seminar:
"The Intellectual in America Today: A Conversation with Leon Wieseltier"

moderated by Sander Gilman, ILA and PSP
February 21, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center
Refreshments will be served

Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship


Graduate Seminar:
"Medievals and Moderns: Making Them Understand Each Other"

Scholars are keenly aware of how incredibly different contemporary society is from that of the medieval period. Nevertheless, those who study and examine medieval culture - literature, art, philosophy and religion, among other things - often find it a challenge to convey our intellectual interests and passions to 21st century students and colleagues. In this discussion, we will explore ways to make the two societies understand each other more productively and effectively.

February 22, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff Library

This lecture is sponsored by:

The Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

With generous cosponsorship from:

Emory University's
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Institute for Comparative and International Studies
Graduate Division of Religion
Hightower Fund
Center for the Study of Public Scholarship
Department of Religion

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