IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 

RORY STEWART, NOTED AFGHANI
AUTHORITY AND HUMANIST TAKES
THE STAGE AT THE EMERSON CENTER.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 6:30 PM (Benefit reception following event.)

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The Emerson Center proudly presents Dr. Rory Stewart, known for his legendary six-thousand mile trek that took him across Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India and Nepal, from 2OOO to 2OO2. He has since dedicated himself to improving the lot of the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Stewart founded the British charity, the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, of which he is the Executive Chairman. The Turquoise Mountain Foundation invests in the regeneration of the historic commercial centre of Kabul, providing basic services, saving historic buildings and constructing a new bazaar and galleries for traditional craft businesses. Dr. Stewart’s books, translated in over ten languages and currently being developed for film, stage and TV, have been critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers. His advice on the people and politics of the Iraq-Afghanistan area is sought by more than one government.

Preview Dr. Stewart's insightful perspectives on >>The New York Review of Books' web site<<.


Dr. Stewart will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and will benefit the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, Inc. A reception immediately following his speech will be an additional $50 and will benefit the Turquoise Mountain Foundation.

Details:

The Emerson Center, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, is conveniently located at 1590 27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue and has more than 300 parking spaces, an auditorium that seats over 800 people in comfortable padded seating, a raised stage that offers everyone unrestricted views, and professional state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Call 772-778-5249 for tickets, purchase tickets online online at TheEmersonCenter.org, or visit The Emerson Center itself. Group tickets are also available.