September 11: 20 Years Later

Small American flags stuck in the grass with the Shapiro Campus Center in the background

American flags placed on the Great Lawn to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks

9/11 Commemorations, Sept. 9 and Sept. 11

Thursday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:30 - 9 a.m.
Brandeis Booths/Fellows Garden

Join the Center for Spiritual Life in a short period of reflection as we remember the lives lost in conjunction with September 11, 2001.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life, the Student Union and the Graduate Student Association.

Academic Panel, Sept. 9

Politics and Psychology: An interdisciplinary discussion of bias, perception, terrorism, and international policy after 9/11

Thursday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m.
Golding Auditorium and Online

Faculty experts will discuss the events that followed 9/11 and how their research helps us understand the choices leaders made and the trends in public opinion that supported them.

  • Angela Gutchess (PSYC), Professor of Psychology
  • Jennifer Gutsell (PSYC), Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Jytte Klausen (POL), Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation
  • Gary Samore (POL), Professor of the Practice of Politics and Crown Family Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies

This event is sponsored by the Office of the President.

Experiential Panel, Sept. 10

Then and Now: An exploration of how 9/11 shaped personal and professional lives

Friday, Sept. 10, 12 p.m.
Pollack Auditorium and Online

Faculty who were in or near NYC on 9/11 will reflect on their own experiences on that tragic day and discuss how the events changed the course of their work and lives.

  • Neil Swidey (JOUR), Professor of the Practice and Director of the Journalism Program
  • Amy Singer (NEJS), Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies and Professor of History
  • Carol Osler (IBS), Martin and Ahuva Gross Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions in the Brandeis International Business School

This event is sponsored by the Office of the President.