Reflecting on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

A conference marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be held Sept. 8, 9 and 12 at Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The "9/11: 10 Years Later" conference is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, visit

Juan Zarate, the deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism from 2005 to 2009, will deliver the annual Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture during the conference. His talk, "9/11: After a Decade and After Bin Laden," will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Fleishman Commons at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy. Free parking is available in the Science Drive visitor lot.

Before the talk, a photograph exhibition, "Esse Quam Videri: Muslim Self Portraits" by Todd Drake, will open at 4:30 p.m. in Sanford's Rubenstein Hall. Drake will discuss the project during the reception.

On Friday, Sept. 9, Duke political science, Islamic studies and public policy faculty members will participate in a public symposium, "Did 9/11 Change Anything? Everything?" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Von Canon rooms of Duke's Bryan Center.

Panels:  A Look in the Mirror, A Look at Our Freedoms, How we Look at the World, How the World Looks at US

Panel Participants: Imam Abdullah Antepli, Noah Pickus, Jen'nan Read, David Schanzer, Scott Silliman, Robin Kirk, Madeline Morris, Peter Feaver, Bruce Jentleson, Charles Dunlap, Hal Brands, Steve Kelly, Bill Lucas, Bruce Lawrence, and Miriam Cooke.

Parking in the Bryan Center garage will cost $5 per vehicle.

"How did 9/11 Impact the National Security Establishment?" is the topic of a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in The Brown Room (4114) at NCSU's Talley Student Center. Faculty from Duke, UNC and NCSU will participate along with the National Security Fellows of the Triangle Institute of Security Studies.

Also on Monday, Sept. 12, on UNC's campus, Arif Alikhan, the former assistant secretary for policy development at the Department of Homeland Security will speak at 5 p.m. about counterterrorism. It is part of a panel discussion, "The Impact on Muslims at Home and Abroad," that includes representatives from Duke, UNC and the Islamic Association of Raleigh. The event will be held at UNC's FedEx Global Education Center's Nelson Mandela Auditorium. Free parking is available in the parking deck below the FedEx Global Education Center, accessed from McCauley Street.

The events were organized by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, UNC Global and the Duke Program on American Grand Strategy.

Co-sponsors include the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies; Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations; Carolina Asia Center; UNC Center for European Studies; UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; UNC African Studies Center; UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; UNC Muslim Student Association; Duke Islamic Studies Center; Duke University Middle East Studies Center; Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy; Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics; Duke University Center for International Studies; Duke Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security; NCSU School of Public and International Affairs; Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies; UNC Center for Global Initiatives and RTI International.