Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World

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DATE: Monday, August 28, 2006

CONTACT: Alison Alter, Associate Director, WAGE, (608) 262-9774,


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Madison, WI – On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of International Studies and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) will co-sponsor a panel discussion on “Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World.” The forum will be at 12 noon, Monday, September 11, at the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. (Check TITU for location.)

Speakers will include:


  • Vicki Bier, UW-Madison Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director of the Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis
  • Captain Scott Mobley, US Navy and UW-Madison Professor of Naval Science
  • Jon Pevehouse, UW-Madison Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Major
  • Jeremi Suri, UW-Madison Associate Professor of History, WAGE Senior Fellow, and Director of the Global Security Initiative

The discussion will be moderated by WAGE’s associate director, Alison Alter, and feature opening remarks by the dean of International Studies, Gilles Bousquet. Among the topics discussed will be global security, presidential powers, public opinion, general emergency preparedness, and the role of the military, post-9/11. The event is free and open to the public.

UW-Madison’s interdisciplinary Global Security Initiative promotes innovative research and teaching about the new challenges to global security. The initiative, sponsored by the Division of International Studies and WAGE, hopes to contribute useful knowledge about global security to policy makers and business leaders, as well as to educate citizens about issues related to global security. The initiative will encourage new thinking about a broad range of subjects including nuclear energy, political extremism, biological threats, disaster preparedness, and environmental sustainability.

“As citizens we all confront a new world filled with complex threats, risks, and opportunities that we barely understand,” says Jeremi Suri, the initiative’s director. “We aim to make our post-9/11 world more livable and prosperous for everyone and apply innovative research for immediate social benefits.”

In partnership with WAGE, the Korea Economic Institute, and the Center for East Asia Studies, the initiative is organizing a workshop in October in Madison on “Nuclear Security in Northeast Asia,” bringing together a distinguished group of scholars for an exchange of perspectives on global security and the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula. The initiative also co-sponsors a series of public lectures with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on the military and society.

Other co-sponsors of the 9/11 forum include, Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the International Studies Major, Global Studies, the Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), and the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (MCFR).

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