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Metanoia 2001 Schedule
Friday, November 9
10 a.m. -- 3 p.m., South Campus Ballroom:
Reign of Terror: Rights, Reparations and Security, a
special day-long symposium featuring six topics:
FIRST SESSION 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Opening remarks, Dean Ross MacKinnon, College of Liberal Arts and
Moderator: Mohamed Hussein, School of Business
"The New(er) Colossus: From the Statue of Liberty to the
WTC and Back Again" John Brigham, Professor of Political
Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Terrorism and the Jihad Tradition" Sohail
Hashmi, Associate Professor of International Relations, Mt Holyoke
"Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law"
Laura Dickinson, Associate Professor of Law, UCONN School of
LUNCH BREAK 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Lunch is on
SECOND SESSION 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Moderator: David Yalof, Department of Political Science
"Terror and Immigration in the United States: A Public
Opinion Poll" Kathleen M. Moore, Associate Professor of
Political Science, and Benjamin Adams, Political Science major,
University of Connecticut
"Rights, Reparations and Security: The State under
Siege?" Christine Harrington, Professor of Politics and
Director, Law & Society Institute, New York University
"Civil Rights and National Security: Revisiting the Cold
War, Anticipating America's New War" Michael McCann,
Professor of Political Science and Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for
the Advancement of Citizenship, University of Washington
"Facing the Future: How Should We Respond to the Attack on
Our Nation?" - Public Dialogue on Civil Liberties and
Security Carolyne Miller Abdullah, UCONN Political Science doctoral
student and Program Director, Study Circles Resource Center
3-4 p.m. , Room 382 Student Union:
"How to Survive an Airport On-site Security
Screening," Mark Wentzel, International Student Affairs and
Monday, November 12
10 a.m. -- noon, Room 382, Student Union:
Islam and Muslims After the Attack: Impact and Policy
Implications. Panelists will be Kathleen Moore, assosciate
professor of political science; Anne D'Alleva, assistant
professor of art, art history and women's studies; and Donna
Hollenberg, associate professor of English.
1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., Room 380, Student
Union: Personal Aftermaths of Sept. 11: An Experiential
Workshop. Led by psychology students Carol Rodriguez and
Jaimie Kwassman, the workshop is an open discussion of the events
of Sept. 11, and personal reactions to the attack. It will include
relaxation and stress management techniques.
1-3 p.m., Room 382, Student Union:
Feminism and Militarism. Naomi Rogers, Yale
3:30 p.m., Room 382, Student Union:
National Security, a Foreign Policy Panel, with professors
Betty Hanson, an expert on India; Jeffrey Lefebvre, a Middle East
expert and associate professor of political science at
UConn-Stamford; Frank Constigliola, a history professor and expert
on 20th century U.S. foreign relations, and Barbara Altemus, a
political science undergraduate student.
7 p.m., Northwest Campus Dining Hall:
Terrorism: A Q&A, led by Paul Goodwin, a history
professor who will teach an intersession course on the historical
roots of terrorism. Goodwin also will lead a discussion of the
movie The Siege, at about 10 p.m. The movie will be shown
after the 7 p.m. event.
Tuesday, November 13
10 and 11 a.m., Room 380, Student Union:
Understanding and Dealing with Traumatic Stress, led by
psychology Professor George Allen and graduate student Roxanne
Donovan, both experts on stress management.
Noon, Room 382, Student Union:
Anti-Terrorist Legislation: The Implications. Overview and
Q&A, by David Yalof, assistant professor of political science
and expert on the Presidency, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the
4 p.m., Room 382, Student Union:
Communicating Cross-Culturally, an Interactive Workshop,
led by Mark Wentzel, director of International Student Services and
7 p.m., Room 380, Student Union: Civil
Liberties and Anti-Terrorist Legislation. A debate between the
College Democrats and the College Republicans.
7 p.m., South Campus Community Room:
Terrorism Q&A, a discussion by Paul Goodwin, history
professor and instructor of a course on the roots of terrorism.
Wednesday, November 14
Noon, Room 380, Student Union:
Biological and Chemical Terrorism, a panel discussion
featuring Robert Vinopal, professor of molecular and cell biology;
Art Dimock, a lecturer in chemistry; and Larry Silbart, an
associate professor of animal science.
2 p.m., Room 218A, Student Union: Some
Thoughts on the Role of Science in the Aftermath of September
11, by Whitney Tabor, assistant professor of psychology.
3:30 p.m., Room 216A, Student Union:
Students in the Military, a discussion with Lt. Col. Paul
Veilleux, instructor of military sciences, U.S. Army ROTC, and ROTC
4 p.m., Room 218A, Student Union:
September 11 and Beyond: A View From the Newsroom, with
Thomas Scheffey, Connecticut Law Tribune; Barbara
Roessner, deputy managing editor, The Hartford Courant;
and Bethe Dufresne, The Day of New London.
8 p.m., Room 7, Merlin D. Bishop Center:
Keynote Address -- Philip C. Wilcox Jr., president of the
Foundation for Middle East Peace and former U.S.
Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism.
Thursday, November 15
Noon, Room 218A, Student Union: Coming
Out in Times of War, with Peter Hegarty, Yale University.
2 p.m., Room 380, Student Union:
"How to End Racism in our Communities," an
interactive workshop moderated by Hedley Freake and Khalid Alyahya,
4 p.m., Room 218A, Student Union: The
Impact of September 11 and Peaceful Alternatives to the
Conflict," with Gerald Sazama, professor of economics;
Karen Chow, an assistant professor of English; Christopher J.
Doucot, founding member of the Hartford Catholic Worker; Charlie
Prewitt, an emeritus professor at UConn who worked on the Manhatten
Project; Joanne Sheehan, co-founder of the War Resister
League's New England office; and Marcia Morris, Connecticut
co-ordinator of the American Friends Services Committee.
8 p.m., Konover Auditorium: Closing
Session -- September 11, Islam and World Peace. Jamal Badawi,
director of the Islamic Information Foundation, Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada, will discuss the concept of peace in Islam, Jihad,
plurality, and comments on September 11 including the issue of
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