Panel Discussion Slated 12-2PM, Thurs. Sept. 7

Five years after the 9/11 attacks, has the “War on Terror” been a success? A panel discussion sponsored by New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will offer a comprehensive assessment of the question, including the ramifications for United States power and influence, the security of U.S. homeland and citizens and the strength of our democratic institutions.

“Where We Stand: Five Years after the 9/11 Attacks” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at the Wagner School at 295 Lafayette Street., 2nd Floor.

Among the panelists will be Gideon Rose, Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs. Rose who served as associate director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and from 1995 to 2000 was Olin senior fellow and deputy director of national security studies at the Council of Foreign Relations. He will provide a global assessment of the “War on Terror.”

The panel will also feature John Gershman, Director of the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner, where he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor. He is principal author of the Foreign Policy in Focus Task Force on Terrorism Report “A Secure America in a Secure World” as well as “Is Southeast Asia the Second Front?” (Foreign Affairs, July 2002). He will focus his comments on homeland security and the position of the United States in Asia.

Additional panel discussion will focus on the impact on civil liberties and human rights at home and abroad.

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