Hutton Honors College will recognize the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks with a series of presentations and guest speakers throughout the academic year. Events in this series will focus on the historical, political, social, and cultural changes that were set in motion by 9/11. All invited guest speakers are specialists in these areas.
Topics range from local effects to global dynamics surrounding the policies and decisions that were driven by September 11. Speakers will also analyze the complex and diverse geo-political realities involved, particularly as they unfold before our eyes in 2021.
These events are open to anyone at IU and registration is required. Events will be streamed via Zoom for the general audience. In person space is limited and is intended for Hutton Honors College students and faculty.
The Fall 2021 dates and speakers are:
Date: September 9, 2021
Nazif Mohib Shahrani, Professor of Anthropology and Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Shahrani is an Afghan-American anthropologist with extensive field research in Afghanistan, and has studied Afghan refugee communities in Pakistan & Turkey. Since 1992 he has also conducted field research in post-Soviet Muslim republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. He is interested in the impact of Islam on social life, institutional dynamics and political culture of Muslims, Islamist movements, problems of statefailure, role of nationalism in the social fragmentation of multi-ethnic nation-states, and the political economy of international assistance to postcolonial failing states and its consequences.
Register for the event on this page: https://hutton.indiana.edu/events/index.html?eventId=810
Date: September 23, 2021
Lee H. Hamilton, Indiana member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1965-1999.
Lee H. Hamilton is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy. Hamilton founded the Center on Congress (now IU Center on Representative Government) at Indiana University in 1999 and served as its Director until 2015 after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana from 1965-1999. He also served as President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from 1999-2010. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Hamilton currently serves as a Distinguished Scholar in the School of Global and International Studies and as a Professor of Practice in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. A leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security, Hamilton served as Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Until recently, he served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future with General Brent Scowcroft and as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Continuing to play a leading role in public affairs, he has been at the center of efforts to address some of our nation’s highest profile homeland security and foreign policy challenges. He is currently a member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Register for the event here: https://hutton.indiana.edu/events/index.html?eventId=811
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Purnima Bose, Professor of English and International Studies, Chair of the International Studies Department.
Dr. Bose is the author of Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India and Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States and the Global War on Terror. With Laura E. Lyons, she has also co-edited Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation and a special issue of Biography on corporate personhood.
Register for the event here: https://hutton.indiana.edu/events/index.html?eventId=818
The Hutton Honors College, through its Many Worlds, One Globe initiative, brings together inter-disciplinary scholars across the university and outside of IU to share ideas, perspectives and stories with IU students, faculty, and staff. Many worlds, because we live in a multifaceted, multicultural, and multilingual world; because individual drive is a necessary ingredient to achieve success in any field; and because without the respect for individual intelligences, different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life, we rarely accomplish any high achievement. One globe, because technology, social media, the economy, and the international common policies that aim at improving everyone’s and the planet’s well-being, can and should embrace all our vital and individual differences, and transform them into a global commodity.
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