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Aug. 19, 2002
Contact Ward Mullens
EMU CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON MANY IMPACTS OF SEPT. 11
YPSILANTI The events of 9-11 made a nation mourn and left to make sense of the unthinkable. Today, nearly a year later, many are still grappling with the aftermath of the death and destruction left after the collapse of the World Trade Center, the attack on the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
Eastern Michigan University remembers and plans to reflect on those tragic
events during a conference entitled A Brave New World: The Lasting Effects
of Sept. 11. The all-day conference, scheduled Friday, Sept. 13, will
include a lineup of more than 40 speakers who will address the events of 9-11
and explore the effects the tragedy has on the country psychologically, politically
and on civil liberties
This conference plans to provide a lasting look at this event,
said David Richard, an associate professor of psychology, who is chairing the
conference. This is a very complex set of issues to deal with. In a society
that values free speech, the best thing to do is talk about this.
Daniel Kaufman, an assistant professor of philosophy at Southwest Missouri
State will provide the keynote at the breakfast in the McKenny Union Ballroom.
His speech is entitled, Modernity, Medievalism and the Clash of Civilizations:
Reflections on the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.
Greg Leskin, a clinical psychologist at the National Center for Posttraumatic
Stress Disorder will give the dinner address that evening. His speech is Stress,
PTSD and Terrorism: the Sept. 11th Response at the Pentagon.
(Leskin) was on the emergency response team that went to the Pentagon,
Richard said. He will show picture slides and tell us about his experiences
The conference will conclude with dinner and musical presentation entitled
EMU Remembers 9/11 in Music, Dance and Verse, 8 p.m., Pease Auditorium.
EMU music faculty performers, in a multi-media retrospective of the events and
aftermath of Sept. 11, portray our countrys struggle to move from shock
and terror, to grief and reflection, and hope for a better tomorrow.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Opening Ceremony and Remarks, 8:15-9 a.m., Ballroom
Keynote Address: Modernity, Medievalism and the Clash of Civilizations: Reflections on the One-Year Anniversary of Sept. 11, presented by Daniel Kaufman, assistant professor of philosophy, Southwest Missouri State University, 9-10 a.m., McKenny Union Ballroom
Symposium: Psychological Reactions to Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Ballroom
Paper and Video: Sept. 11 and the Arts, 10 a.m.-noon, Guild Room
Symposium: Religion, Culture and Coping, 10 a.m.-noon, Tower Room
Free lunch and live entertainment, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Quad by Mark Jefferson
Symposium: Extremist Violence and Recovery, 1-3 p.m., Ballroom
Video: 9/11, 1-2:30 p.m., Guild Hall
Symposium: Sept. 11 and the Academy, Implications for University Life and Pedagogy, 1-2:30 p.m., Tower Room
Symposium: Surviving Trauma: Treating Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Avoidance Using Exposure Therapy, 1-2:30 p.m., Faculty Room
Paper: Post Sept. 11 Spirituality, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Tower Room
Symposium: Civil Liberties and Legal Issues in the Wake of Sept. 11, 3-5 p.m., Ballroom
Dinner and Invited Address: Stress, PTSD and Terrorism: The Sept. 11 Response to the Pentagon, 5:30-7:45 p.m., Ballroom
Music Department Concert and Closing Ceremony: EMU Remembers 9/11 in Music, Dance and Verse, 8 p.m., Pease Auditorium.