The Dalai Lama and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

What do the two people in our blog post title have in common, besides serenity and good looks? Funny you should ask. Both the Dalai Lama and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson were just named in the Utne Reader list of “Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is, of course, our inaugural GW English Distinguished Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies. She will be presenting a free public lecture in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom this Friday, October 23, at 5 PM. Information here. Please come.

Will the Dalai Lama attend? He’d better, otherwise he will miss the visionary Utne Reader describes with the following blurb:

Disabled people attract stares—and this social critic posits that the attention sometimes transforms a would-be stigma into empowerment. Learn more about Rosemarie Garland-Thomson at Emory University’s website, including where she’ll be speaking. You can also read an excerpt of her latest book on Google Books.

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