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College to Present Discussion '9/11: 10 Years Later'

Panel of Scholars to Offer Perspectives on Watershed Terrorist Attacks

September 6, 2011

Image from The National Digital Archives

Image from The National Digital Archives

A panel of scholars will discuss the profound impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks when Wilmington College presents “9/11: 10 Years Later” Monday (Sept. 12), at 7:30 p.m., in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.

The event is a reprise of a presentation the College hosted a week after the 2001 attacks, when several college professors spoke on the attacks, the rise of terrorism and the dynamics of the Middle East.

With a decade passed since the watershed tragedy on Sept. 11, much has transpired — the U.S. has a new president, Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has been involved in three wars, each of which has direct connections to terrorism and radical Islam.

Repercussions of that sunny, blue-sky day in September 2001 continue to ripple through American society and culture.

From the vantage point of being a decade removed, the scholars will make connections between 9/11, national security and today’s geopolitical realities.

History professor Vinton Prince will moderate a panel of Ph.Ds. that includes Michael Snarr, professor of social and political studies, who recently returned from Afghanistan; and Dean Minix, dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Tex.

Minix has a long-time research interest in global terrorism and homeland security.

In addition, Lynn Rigsbee, associate professor of political science at Central State University, will reflect upon his expertise in international relations and U.S. foreign policy in the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, while Carol Bargeron, associate professor of history at Central State University, will draw upon her extensive knowledge of Islamic and modern Middle Eastern history.

College to Present Panel Discussion on '9/11: 10 Years Later'

Time: 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Date: Monday, September 12, 2011
Location: Hugh G. Heiland Theatre

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