"9/11: A 10-Year Retrospective" panel will address these topics: why did 9/11 happen;? what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it;? did the attackers achieve their goals;? did the U. S. respond adequately;? and looking back 10 years, has our understanding of why it happened changed? Panel members are Mohammad Fahmy, Industrial Technology; Laura Janik, Center for International Peace & Security Studies; John W. Johnson, History; and Phil Mauceri, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Moderator is Catherine Palczewski, Communication Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Audience is invited to bring their thoughts and reflections to this discussion. Reception and sale of 9/11 books will follow the presentation.
Dr. Jerome Soneson, philosophy & world religions, will discuss the moral issues involved in the U.S. response to 9/11, with special attention to the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Sponsored by University Book & Supply and UNI's American Democracy Project; free and open to the public.
The UNI Forensics team will host the Ulrich Season Opener, a collegiate policy debate tournament. Teams include Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, Missouri State University, the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. This tournament will be the first one of the collegiate policy season, where teams will debate democracy assistance to Arab Spring countries.
In the summer of 1995, Jodi Huisentruit was on her way to work at Mason City TV station KIMT when she vanished without a trace. The case captivated a nation, but after almost 16 years there is little new evidence about the case. Beth Bednar, former KAAL-TV (Austin, MN) news anchor, revisits the case in her book, Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit. Bednar will speak about her time as an anchor in the same Northern Iowa/Southern Minnesota market and the research she did for the book.