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Bearing Witness: September 11th Memorial Events at The New School

Because of our location in the heart of downtown, The New School was uniquely affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks. As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the tragedy, the university offers three events examining the legacy of 9/11 at home and abroad.

The Nation at The New School: Ten Years After 9/11: How Has The U.S. Changed?
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
Admission: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
At times of crisis, the most patriotic act of all is the unyielding defense of civil liberties and the right to dissent,, wrote celebrated historian Eric Foner days after the 9/11 attacks. Ten years later, the events of 9/11 continue to reverberate and questions remain: Are we more secure? How can we as a country strike the right balance between security and liberty? How has the marketing of fear reshaped our politics, society, and culture? What can we, as a nation, do to prevent another 9/11? Featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation; Melissa Harris-Perry, associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University; Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University; and Jonathan Schell, Doris Shaffer Fellow at the Nation Institute. Co-sponsored by the Leonard and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative at The New School.

Ten Years of Terror
Friday, September 9, 11:00 a.m.; Monday, September 12, 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday, September 13, 11:00 a.m.
The Guggenheim Museum: The New Media Theater in the Sackler Center for Arts Education
Free with museum admission.
Ten Years of Terror is a documentary directed by Brad Evans and New School Professor of Philosophy Simon Critchley that examines the theoretical, empirical, and aesthetic dimensions of violence and the ensuing state of terror it produces. Critchley and Evans will be available for questions following each screening.

The Global Implications of 9.11 Ten Years Later
Monday, September 12, 6:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
Featuring Professor Jinee Lokameeta, author of Transnational Torture: Law, State, and Violence in the United States and India; Carne Ross, Executive Director of Independent Diplomat, author, and a former representative of the United Kingdom at the United Nations Security Council who resigned over the war in Iraq; Elizabeth Greenspan, an urban anthropologist writing a book about the 9/11 memorial process; and Professor Sara Winter, a filmmaker who will screen her short film A Morning in September., Sponsored by The New School Global Studies Program.

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