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Sept. 1, 2011 Volume 33, No. 2

9/11 revisited

The MU International Center, along with the Transatlantic Center and Canadian Studies program, will host two events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. 

Kristiaan Versluys, director of education at Ghent University in Belgium, will present a lecture entitled “9/11: The Discursive Responses” on Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Fred W. Smith Forum in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Versluys is a well-known scholar in urban studies, with a focus on American urban fiction. His most recent book examines five post-9/11 novels. His lecture is co-sponsored by the MU Transatlantic Center.

Brian Herman of the Canadian Consulate in Chicago will discuss “A Decade of Evolving Partnership: The Canada-U.S. Relationship from 9/11 to Today” on Sept. 8 in the Fred W. Smith Forum. Herman will present a video featuring prominent Canadians sharing messages of support and solidarity for the American public on the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and reflect on the relationship of these two countries as friends and allies over the past ten years.