Baylor To Host 9/11 Panel Discussion

Sept. 8, 2003

A panel discussion that focuses on the events and developments in the two years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in Bennett Auditorium on the Baylor University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"The world has changed in myriad ways since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, sometimes in imperceptible ways," said Dr. Christopher Marsh, associate professor of political science. "From progress in the war on terrorism to subtle changes in American law, scarcely any aspect of American society remains unchanged as a result of the tragic events of 9/11."

Participating in the panel will be Dr. Stephen Gardner, Herman Brown Professor of Economics; Dr. Mark Long, assistant professor and director of the Middle East studies program; Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, University Professor of History from Central Connecticut State University; and Marsh. Panelists will give a brief presentation, with a question/answer session following. The discussion will focus on such topics as Islam and Democracy in Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, globalization and diversity, and civil liberties in America and the Patriot Act.

The event is sponsored by the Center for International Education, the Center for Jewish and American Studies, the Office of the Provost, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, call 710-2618.

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