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Scroggins to speak on Muslim women's rights, war on terror

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Erin Crews

Author Deborah Scroggins will deliver a public lecture on her new book, "Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror," at Emory University on Thursday, Feb. 23. Part of The Halle Institute’s Speaker Series, the free event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Cox Hall Ballroom, 569 Asbury Circle.

"Wanted Women" tells the story of militant Islam, Muslim women’s rights and the war on terror through the lives of two women on opposite sides: critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali and religious extremist Aafia Siddiqui.

Scroggins was named Georgia Author of the Year in 2002 for her first book, "Emma’s War," which won the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-telling. An Atlanta native, she also won several awards as a foreign correspondent for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has written for publications such as Vogue, Granta, The Nation and The Sunday Times Magazine, among others.

Admission is free, but guests should register to attend.

The event is cosponsored by Emory’s Institute of African Studies, Development Studies program, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and Student Coalition Empowering Emerging Nations.

Event Parking: Parking is available in the Peavine Visitor's Lot, 27 Eagle Row, and Fishburne Deck, 1672 North Decatur Road.

About The Halle Institute

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, The Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.

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