Media advisory: 9/11 Ten Years Later: How Did the Attack Change America?


9/11 Ten Years Later: How Did the Attack Change America?” a discussion by experts in public policy, political science, media and history at the University of California, Berkeley’s 2011 Matsui Forum, sponsored by the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service.


7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8


Panelists will include:

Michael Nacht, UC Berkeley professor of public policy and former dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Jean Bethke Elshtain, author of “Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World” and professor of social and political ethics at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School.

James T. Patterson, author of “Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945 to 1974” and “Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore” and emeritus professor of history at Brown University.

Michael Krasny of KQED Radio will moderate.


Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, on the northern edge of campus on Hearst Avenue

 DETAILS: A decade after the deadliest terrorist attack in American history, the Matsui Forum panelists will look back to see what has changed as a result of 9/11 and what changes might still be coming.  Did 9/11 make the United States more assertive as a nation or more fearful? Did our response in Afghanistan and Iraq make us more safe or less? Are we more aware of the threat posed by terrorists or have we grown complacent? And how has 9/11 impacted the generation that grew up in its wake?

The event is being co-sponsored by the Cal Berkeley Democrats, the Undergraduate Political Science Association, and Berkeley College Republicans.

Additional details and registration information is online.