Tuesday, September 25, 2001
OU forums address terrorist attacks
By Jeff Samoray, OU Web Writer
The Center for Student Activities is sponsoring four forums to inform the Oakland University community of events surrounding the recent terrorist attacks on the United States and to provide an arena for discussion.
The first of the four forums, “Attack on America: Week Three” is Wednesday, Sept. 26, from noon-1 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Room of the Oakland Center. Panel members Peter Bertocci, professor of Anthropology, and Martha Zingo, associate professor of Political Science, will focus on President Bush’s “Operation Infinite Justice” as announced in his address to the nation on Sept. 20.
“The purpose of these discussions is to make sure that students, faculty and staff have the ability to give opinions, ask questions and stay informed,” said Paul Franklin, coordinator of campus programs. “Bertocci and Zingo will be discussing what the U.S. needs to do in response to the terrorist attacks, and what the new war will be like.”
The other programs in the series include “Why is the U.S.A. the Most Loved and Most Hated Country in the World?” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Heritage Room of the Oakland Center; “Religion and Terrorism: Are They Compatible?” on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Fireside Lounge of the Oakland Center; and “The Economic Impact – Locally and Globally” on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Fireside Lounge. All programs will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
“For people concerned about these events, these will be good programs to attend,” Franklin said. “We’ll keep on top of things and offer other programs as events warrant.”
For more information, contact Oakland University’s Center for Student Activities at (248) 370-2400 or email@example.com.