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Lectures to Commemorate Anniversary of 9/11

September 3, 2011

The World Affairs Council of Montana will sponsor two lectures at The University of Montana to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Retired U.S. Ambassador Philip Wilcox will present the first lecture, “Re-examining Terrorism in the Middle East: The View From Washington,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the University Center Ballroom. Wilcox now serves as the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

In addition to the lecture, the Council in the Classroom program will sponsor a presentation by Wilcox at Hellgate High School, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss terrorism issues.

UM Regents Professor of History Paul Lauren will give a lecture titled “9/11 Ten Years Later: What Have We Learned?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the UC Ballroom.

The lectures, part of the council’s Distinguished Speakers Program, are open to the public. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for students and members of the World Affairs Council of Montana.

The World Affairs Council of Montana is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2000 by former U.S. Ambassador Mark Johnson that is dedicated to engaging Montanans in discussions on timely global issues. The council recently celebrated 10 years of connecting Montana classrooms and communities with international resources and has organized or sponsored more than 200 programs and events, including the Distinguished Speaker Program, Global Education Initiatives and Council in the Classroom workshops. For more information visit



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