Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life invites all members of the extended BC community -- past and present students, staff and faculty -- to reflect on a simple but profound question: "What have you learned since 9/11?"
Time revisits the people who led us, moved us and inspired us, from the morning of the attacks through the tumultuous decade that followed. The testimonies range from 40 men and women, including George W. Bush, Tom Brokaw, General David Petraeus, Valerie Plame Wilson, Black Hawk helicopter pilot Tammy Duckworth, and the heroic first responders of Ground Zero.
Tom Ashbrook looks at the explosion of America’s intelligence world after 9/11 and its effect on security and civil liberties. Ashbrook also examines the burgeoning cost of everything that’s now top secret.
A selection of audio recordings from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.), North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) and American Airlines from the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.The recordings, some of which have been published previously, are being released in a multimedia report originally intended to be part of the Sept. 11 Commission’s 2004 report.
Read what American citizens have to say about the decade, that day, War at home, war abroad, Muslims Now, remembrance, rebuilding, and more.
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Martha Minow, Harvard Law School
James Traub, New York Times Magazine
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
6:00PM • Higgins 300
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: McGuinn 121
Sponsored by: The Jesuit Institute
For the 10th anniversary of September 11, four professors, two from BC: Peter Skerry and Jonathan Laurence, Political Science, and two from the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro: Monica Herz, Institute of International Relations, and Paulo Fernando Carneiro, Center of Theology and Human Sciences, will reflect on the political, social, and religious repercussions of the fateful event that shaped, and still shapes, the consciousness, lives, and behaviors of modern America.