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OU’s Center for Civic Engagement to host ‘9/11: Twenty Years Later’

Panel discussion will feature U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers

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OU’s Center for Civic Engagement to host ‘9/11: Twenty Years Later’
9/11: Twenty Years Later
Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement is hosting a public discussion, "9/11: Twenty Years Later," at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 on the OU campus to commemorate the events of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Oakland University’s Center for Civic Engagement is hosting a public discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 in the Founders Ballroom A in the Oakland Center on the OU campus to commemorate the events of that terrible day.

“In my judgement, this is especially important on a college campus today given that many, if not most, of our students had not even been born on 9/11,” said David Dulio, professor of political science and director of the Center for Civic Engagement.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Center for Civic Engagement’s “Toward a More Perfect Union” series, will focus on several elements related to the attacks — what led to that day, the U.S. response, what we have learned since, and other topics.

“Not only will this be a way to remember 9/11, but it will help to educate young people about the issues surrounding it,” Dulio said.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Fox 2 News anchor Roop Raj. Participants will include U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin and former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers.

“They both have a connection to 9/11,” Dulio said. “Rep. Slotkin was recruited to and joined the CIA not long after the attacks, and Rep. Rogers was in Congress at the time and went on to be chair of the House Intelligence Committee.”

RSVP's for the in-person portion have reached the limit, virtual access is still offered to everyone at this Zoom link.

In the upcoming months, “A More Perfect Union” will continue to explore issues at the heart of building stronger communities and a stronger America. These issues include race in America, free speech and the First Amendment, and pressing economic issues.

For more information, contact David Dulio at ddulio@oakland.edu.

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