Talks, Panels to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

In a program marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a former member of the federal Department of Homeland Security will speak at Carolina on Sept. 12.

The free public program will be one of numerous events at UNC and N.C. State and Duke universities collectively titled “Reflecting on the Tenth Anniversary of September 11, 2001.” The Triangle Institute of Security Studies and the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security organized the events.

Arif Alikhan, former assistant secretary for policy development at Homeland Security, will give the Sept. 12 talk at 5 p.m. in UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center.

“9/11 Ten Years Later: The Impact on Muslims at Home and Abroad” will be the title of a panel discussion after Alikhan’s talk. Representatives of UNC, Duke and the Islamic Association of Raleigh will speak. Parking is free after 4:30 p.m. in a deck below the building, accessed from McCauley Street on Pharmacy Lane.

Also on Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Brown Room (4114) of N.C. State’s Talley Student Center, faculty from UNC, N.C. State and Duke will participate in another panel discussion, “How Did 9/11 Impact the National Security Establishment?” The center is at 2610 Cates Ave; parking is available nearby in the Reynolds Coliseum deck.

Sponsors of the events are the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, the UNC Global Center and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. Co-sponsors include the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies; Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies; NCSU School of Public and International Affairs; and RTI International.

Duke co-sponsors include the Islamic Studies Center; University Middle East Studies Center; Kenan Institute for Ethics; Center for Law, Ethics and National Security and University Center for International Studies.

Carolina co-sponsors include the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations; Carolina Asia Center; Center for European Studies; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; African Studies Center; curriculum in peace, war and defense; Muslim Students Association; Asian studies department; and Center for Global Initiatives.

Six Carolina alumni died in the 9/11 attacks: Karleton Douglas Fyfe ’92, Mary Lou Hague ’96, Andrew Marshall King ’83, Ryan Ashley Kohart ’98, Dora Menchaca ’78, and Christopher Quackenbush ’79.

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