UW forum will examine life since 9/11

The University of Wyoming has scheduled a forum Thursday on life since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The free, public forum will be at noon in the College of Education auditorium. It is being sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law and Office of Academic Affairs. Professor Garth Massey, director of the College Arts and Sciences International Studies Program, will give a presentation called “Fear and Loathing in the Post-9/11 World.””The cataclysmic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and U.S. actions since that date dominate international affairs,” Massey said in a release. “The global power of the United States _ politically, economically and militarily _ has not gone unquestioned and raises critical issues that have become part of the ongoing legacy of 9/11.” Political science professor Fred Homer, who has written four books and several articles about domestic terrorism, will discuss the domestic response to the attacks. “The events of 9/11 have revealed not only a lack of security for our people but a decaying infrastructure as well,” he said. Law school Dean Jerry Parkinson will discuss Patriot Act and civil liberties in the United States.

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