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January 22, 2003

Conference to reflect on 9/11 impact

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Committee on Peace Studies is hosting a mini-conference, "The United States and the World Since 9/11," on Saturday (1/25).

Part one of the conference is from 1-5 p.m. in Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 2280. The second part of the conference is 7:30 p.m. in the Krannert Auditorium.

"I expect the mini-conference will stimulate reflection on 9/11 and inspire people to evaluate our individual, community and national response to 9/11," said Harry Targ, professor of political science and director of peace studies at Purdue.

A video of Robert Fisk's Purdue public lecture will be presented at 1 p.m. in Beering Hall, Room 2280. On Nov. 20, Fisk, Middle East correspondent from The Independent in London, presented "September 11: Ask Who Did It, But for Heaven's Sake Don't Ask Why."

A panel discussion, "Impacts of September 11 on the United States," will follow at 3 p.m. Sheila Rosenthal, from the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, will moderate the discussion. Panel participants are Berenice Carroll, professor of women's studies, peace studies and political science; David Lippman, folk artist and cultural critic from North Carolina; William McLauchlan, professor of political science who specializes in constitutional law; and Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, director of the Purdue Diversity Resource Office.

"We have four experts who can speak about a variety of topics ranging from the Patriot Act and homeland security, as well as the effects of 9/11 on pop culture, foreign policy and intolerance," Targ said.

The mini-conference will end at 7:30 p.m. with a cultural performance by Lippman in Krannert Auditorium. Lippman will present "George Shrub from the Coalition Against Sadam Hussein (CASH) and the Committee to Intervene Anywhere (CIA)."

Segments of the mini-conference are co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Diversity Resource Office and the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition.

The Committee on Peace Studies is housed in the Department of Political Science, and the program offers a peace studies undergraduate minor.

CONTACT: Targ, (765) 494-4169,

Writer: Amy Patterson-Neubert, (765) 494-9723;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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