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Wilson School faculty members describe Sept. 11 legacies

Faculty members of the Woodrow Wilson School analyzed the ways in which Sept. 11 has affected civil liberties, foreign policy and the relationship between the United States and Europe at a panel discussion held on the first anniversary of the attacks.

Titled "Legacies of Sept. 11: Priorities and Challenges," the discussion and its simulcast filled four rooms in Robertson Hall.

The events of Sept. 11 have made the United States acutely aware of its vulnerability to terrorist attacks, said Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs. He pointed out that the magnitude of death and destruction on Sept. 11 "raised the standard for future terrorists. Those who want to make an impact will feel they have to kill thousands."

Other speakers included Anne-Marie Slaughter, the new dean of the Wilson School and the panel's moderator; Jeffrey Herbst, professor of politics and international affairs; Kathleen McNamara, assistant professor of politics and international affairs; Alan Krueger, the Lynn Bendheim Thoman Class of 1976 and Robert Bendheim Class of 1937 Professor of Economics and Public Policy; and Frederick Hitz, lecturer of public and international affairs.

The panel was held in memory of Joshua Rosenthal, who earned his master's degree from the Wilson School in 1981 and who perished in the attacks.

Full coverage of the panel is available on the September 11 Web site.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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