This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This also marks two decades of the tumultuous "Post-9/11 Era," and the end of 20 years of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan.
The Mershon Center invites the Ohio State community and public to join us online for an all-day event reflecting on the 9/11 attacks and the many profound ways they continue to shape our world. The first panel of speakers will include personal recollections of Sept. 11. Contributors include people who were serving in Congress, the military, the CIA, presiding as a federal judge, living in New York and Washington, D.C., and attending grade school here in Ohio.
Other sessions will address cultural, strategic, and political implications; prevention of and recovery from violence by those affected by 9/11 and its consequences; and 9/11's enduring legal legacy.
- Ryland Doerr: President of the Moritz College of Law’s National Security Law Society – Welcome
- Dakota Rudesill: Associate Professor of Law, OSU – Moderator (during the attacks Professional Staff Member at the U.S. Senate Budget Committee)
- Gen. Robert Kehler (USAF, Ret.): Former Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (during the attacks Commander of NORAD’s 21st Space Wing)
- Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman (USAF, Ret.) BS ’82: Former Adjutant General of Ohio (during the attacks Operations Officer for the 112th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard), and Ashley Watson BA ’12 JD ’17 (then in sixth grade in Toledo, OH)
- U.S. Senator Rob Portman: on 9/11 representing Ohio in the U.S. House
- Madelyn Creedon: Research Professor, George Washington University (on 9/11 a Professional Staff Member at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee)
- Alan Cohn: Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (after 9/11 a first responder (EMT) at the Pentagon and World Trade Center)
- Michael Hurley: President, 3i LLC (during and after the attacks a CIA officer)
- Sahar Aziz: Professor of Law at Rutgers & Visiting Professor of Law at Boston University
- Judge Colleen McMahon BA ’73: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.)
- Joseph Stieb: Mershon postdoctoral fellow, Moderator
- Elisabeth Anker: Cultural impacts of September 11. Associate Prof. of American Studies and Political Science, George Washington University
- Jacqueline Hazelton: Grand strategic impact of 9/11 on U.S. foreign policy/global roles, Naval War College
Spencer Ackerman: Domestic political impact of 9/11, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Reign of Terror: How The 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump
- Hollie Nyseth-Brehm: OSU, moderator. 9/11-related violence and recovery
- Matthew W. Gorr: OSU College of Nursing, Long-term health impacts from World Trade Center dust exposure
- Mona M. Amer: The American University in Cairo, On Risk and Resilience: Reverberations of 9/11 on American Muslim and Arab Communities Today
- Nicholas Kman: OSU Wexner Medical Center - Emergency Medicine, 9/11's lessons for disaster communication
- Laura Dugan: OSU, Changes in U.S. Counterterrorism and its Impacts
- Alex Thompson: OSU, The Impact of 9/11 on the UN Security Council’s Authority
- Dakota Rudesill: Associate Professor of Law, OSU – Moderator and panelist on authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF)
- Liza Goitein: Director, Liberty & National Security Program, NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice -- surveillance and torture scandals
- Peter M. Shane: Professor of Law (Emeritus), OSU -- separation of powers
- Sahar Aziz: Professor of Law at Rutgers & Visiting Professor of Law at Boston University – Counter-terrorism and race
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