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How America has Changed Since 9/11

Mount St. Mary’s University will host a panel discussion titled “How America has Changed Since 9/11.” The panel will be held on Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in Knott Auditorium.

Four panelists will discuss a wide array of topics including:


President Timothy Trainor

Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., Mount St. Mary’s University president

The events of 9/11 led to a rapid transformation period for the US military unseen in any other era, and engulfed our nation in the longest period of continuous conflict that remains today.

Pratibha Kumar

Pratibha Kumar, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of communication

In the context of the First Amendment, I will discuss speech codes on universities and its effect on students’ free expression vs. hate speech. Regarding the Fourth Amendment, I will focus on technology use and its relationship with the “all-or-nothing” fallacy of security and privacy concerns.

Tim Wolfe

Tim Wolfe, Ph.D., director of human services, sociology and criminal justice department

Nearly 16 years after the attacks of 9/11, America and Americans continue to experience the ripple effects, as our nation struggles to balance security and civil liberties and our veterans and their families cope with the aftermath of war.

Bill Prudden

Bill Prudden, lecturer, department of history

9/11 changed some Americans’ genetics, frustrated our ability to process trauma, and may have even weakened our immune systems. Combined, these effects leave us anxious, less resilient, and more vulnerable to future stressors.

Tim Fritz

Tim Fritz, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of history will serve as the moderator

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