Ten Years After Symposium
October 5-26, 2011
An examination of how life has changed since the terrorist attacks in the United States
September 11, 2001. Discussions will focus on four areas: security, our response to terrorism, interfaith cooperation, and military service and veterans' support.
All events are free and open to the public.
SCC PUB Room 9208 - Quiet Dining Room
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thinking About Security in a Post- 9/11 World
Staser Holcomb, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired)
The events of September 11, 2001, changed the way we think about personal, national and international security. As a close adviser to Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates, Admiral Holcomb had a front-row seat for viewing how such thinking evolved over the past decade in the U.S. Government.
|October 12||Responding to Terrorism
Eric Schinfeld, President, Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) and Federal Policy Director,
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Bill Center, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired), and former President, Rotary Club of Seattle and
former President, WCIT
As our understanding of the nature and sources of international terrorism deepens, so too does the scope of our responses. With us to discuss those responses are two individuals with experience in commerce, trade, as well as the use of military power.
Religious Tolerance and Cooperation
Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle
What have we learned since September 11, 2001, about our own and others' religious values, traditions and practices? Is one religious faith more compatible than another with our social, economic and political circumstances? Are we becoming more or less tolerant of others of different religious faiths?
Veterans' Services and Support
Peter Schmidt, Psy.D., Project Director and Trainer, Veterans Training Support Center, Center for Learning Connections, Edmonds Community College
How have military service, the needs of military veterans, and public attitudes on these issues changed since September 11, 2001? What are the needs of men and women in the military and how can we understand and accommodate those needs?