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Release: Sept. 17, 2001
UI professors, local residents organize discussion on Sept. 11 attack
IOWA CITY, Iowa Several University of Iowa professors will join community
leaders and local residents for a panel discussion on issues surrounding the
terrorist attack on America last week. "Reflecting On September 11th:
What Are Appropriate Responses?" will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 from
7 to 9 p.m. in the Second-Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. (Editor's
Note: This location was changed from the Iowa City Public Library in anticipation
of a large turnout.)
"We invite students, community members, faculty and all those who are
interested in participating in a thoughtful discussion of the tragedy that
has unfolded," said Jael Silliman, the assistant professor of women's
studies in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who is facilitating
Silliman said people from the community and the university will speak briefly,
addressing a range of perspectives. Following that will be an hour for questions
for discussion of appropriate and effective responses to unfolding events.
- Adrien Wing, professor of law: "Why Do They Hate Us?"
- Shelton Stromquist, professor of history: "What's The Use
of History At A Time Like This?"
- Richard Horwitz, professor of American studies: "What is the
- Ken MacDonald, assistant professor of geography: "Reflecting
On the View from Pakistan"
- Karen Kubby, community activist: "Building Safe Communities"
- Osha Gray Davidson, author: "Breaking Cycles of Violence"
- Tom Lewis, professor of Spanish: "What Can We Do?"
- This event was originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, but was
rescheduled to avoid conflict with the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah