Civic Engagement
and Leadership

West Chester University


Message from the Provost

"West Chester University provides a number of venues that support civic engagement and leadership development among its students, faculty, and staff. Get involved through the Office of Service Learning; participate in the activities to honor Constitution Day; and learn about the University's involvement in the American Democracy Project. Become an engaged citizen. We need you." --- Dr. Linda Lamwers, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

The Ten-Year Anniversary of 9/11
Lessons Learned and Perspectives Gained

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Candlelight Ceremony

Please join West Chester University, Student Services Inc., and the Sykes Uniion Advisory Board for a candleight ceremony honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

6:30 PM

Sykes Front Lawn

Friday, September 9th, 2011
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sykes Ballrooms A and B
West Chester University

The Ten-Year Anniversary of 9/11(PDF)

The ten-year anniversary of the horrific events of September 11th, 2001, provide West Chester University with an excellent opportunity to reflect on the often radical impacts of 9/11 on a wide variety of topics. For political scientists, the impact of 9/11 on presidential power, constitutional law, national security and foreign policy, among many other areas, is very clear. Many additional lessons from a wide variety of disciplines and approaches can also be drawn from these changes. More importantly, the perspectives we have gained over the last ten years can provide the laboratory for faculty, staff, and students to explore this challenging and difficult topic as well as an opportunity to reflect and remember.

Opening Remarks - 8:30 AM, Sykes Ballroom A

  • Dr. Greg Weisenstein, President of West Chester University
  • Dr. Peter Loedel, Chair, Department of Political Science

Presentation Schedule

(All Presentations are in either Sykes Ballroom A or B)

9:00-9:50 AM
“The Impact of 9/11 on Perceptions of Security and National Security”
  • Dr. Peter Loedel and Students from HON 452 US Foreign Policy
  • Sykes A

“Serving with the Red Cross in Lower Manhattan after 9/11/2001: A Transformative Experience”
  • Dr. Nadine Bean and Liz White
  • Sykes B

10:00-10:50 AM
The Impact of 9/11 on Professional and Career Development&rdquo
  • West Chester University Alumni, including Chip Smith, Daniel Blomquist, and Dr. Robert McCreight
  • Sykes A

“We are all Americans: A French and European Perspective”
  • Dr. Michel Sage
  • Sykes B

“Post 9/11 Syndrome and the United States Foreign Policy: Implications for International Education”
  • Dr. Francis Atuahene
  • Sykes B

11:00-11:50 AM
“U.S. Foreign Policy As Background To The 9/11 Attacks”
  • Dr. Lawrence Davidson
  • Sykes A

“Remember 9/11: Personal Reflections”
  • Dr. Joyce Munro, Associate Dean for Partnerships, Grants, and Faculty Development College of Education
  • Sykes B

12:00-12:50 PM
“Media in Crisis: Lessons Learned on 9/11”
  • Dr. Edward Lordan, Dr. Michael Boyle, and Joanna Armandi, Department of Communication
  • Sykes A

“Civil Liberties Post 9/11”
  • Dr. Chris Stangl
  • Sykes B