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Syracuse University’s forum series on terrorism to be broadcast on Time Warner Cable beginning Dec. 12
Syracuse University’s forum series on terrorism to be broadcast on Time Warner Cable beginning Dec. 12November 30, 2001Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The University Forum: A Global Response to Terrorism, a forum series held at Syracuse University during October and November in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the ensuing global crisis, will be broadcast by Time Warner Cable on six consecutive Wednesdays beginning Dec. 12.
The forums will be aired at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Channel 3 in the city of Syracuse and on Time Warner Cable Channel 14 in the Syracuse suburbs.
“We view it as the obligation of a great university to do what it can to educate students and community members during an extraordinary time of national crisis,” says David M. Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the committee that organized the forums. “We hope that these forums help viewers understand more clearly the history leading up to the events of September 11, the threats we face, and the response of the government and the news media. We also hope that these forums will forge a closer bond between SU and the citizens of Syracuse. We are all in this together.”
The dates of broadcast, topics and panelists of the six forums include the following:
- Dec. 12— “Some Origins of the Crisis.” Panelists are Tazim Kassam, associate professor of religion in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences; J. Michael Gaddis, assistant professor of history in The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Goodwin Cooke, professor of international relations in The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and former ambassador to the Central African Republic.
- Dec. 19— “The U.S. and the Muslim World: How We See Each Other.” Panelists include David Shomar, a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East and owner of Shomar Enterprises, a Syracuse-based manufacturing company; and Stan Linhorst, senior managing editor of the Syracuse Newspapers and a member of the School of Information Studies Visitor’s Board.
- Dec. 26— “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Is This the Key to Peace?” Panelists are Margaret Hermann, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs and director of the Global Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School; Mehrzad Boroujerdi, associate professor of political science in The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School; and Amos Kiewe, associate dean and associate professor of speech communication in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.
- Jan. 2— “A Primer on Biological Terrorism.” The panelists are H. Ernest Hemphill, associate professor of biology in The College of Arts and Sciences; Peter P. Alberti, director of the Onondaga County Division of Emergency Management; and Dr. David P. Thomson, associate professor, director of transport medicine and medical director of telemedicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
- Jan. 9— “Protecting Both Civil Liberties and National Security: Striking a Balance.” The panelists are William Banks, professor in SU’s College of Law; David Bennett, professor of history in The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence; and Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international relations and public administration in the Maxwell School, distinguished fellow of SU’s Global Affairs Institute and former U.S. ambassador to Brazil and Bulgaria.
- Jan. 16–“Access to Information in Wartime: A Report Card on the Performance of the Government and the News Media.” Panelists are Rogan Kersh, assistant professor of political science in The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School; Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor of Media and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School and director of the school’s Center for the Study of Popular Television; Amos Kiewe, associate dean and associate professor of speech communication in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Thomas Edsall, a national political reporter with the Washington Post.