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Bowdoin Announces September 11 Schedule

Story posted September 06, 2002

Bowdoin College has announced its schedule of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. All events are open to the public.

Wednesday, September 11
Book Display
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College campus

The Hawthorne-Longfellow Library will display books related to September 11, free speech, free press, the First Amendment, and related issues. The display will remain in place through October. Many of the books were purchased through the Intellectual Freedom Project established by Corydon B. Dunham and Lewis P. Fickett Jr., members of the Bowdoin Class of 1947. Visit the Library's Web site for additional information about these topics:

Wednesday, September 11
Panel Discussion: "Changed Perspectives: A Year After 9/11"
8 p.m., Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College campus

Bowdoin College will host a panel discussion analyzing how things have changed - internationally, nationally, and locally - since last September 11. Panelists include Dov Waxman, assistant professor of government, Bowdoin College; Brig. Gen. Joseph Tinkham, director of homeland security for the state of Maine; Laurence Pope, former U.S. ambassador and member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1967; and Dorcas Gilpatrick, associate director of the Maine Chapter of the Civil Liberties Union.

Sign language interpretation will be provided.

Bowdoin President Barry Mills will make opening remarks and introduce the panelists. Craig A. McEwen, Bowdoin's dean for academic affairs/Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Political Economy and Sociology, will moderate.

The panelists will take questions from the audience after the presentation.

For more information call 725-3433.

(Note: President George W. Bush is scheduled to address the nation at 9:01 p.m. Bowdoin will tape the broadcast and show it in Kresge Auditorium at the conclusion of the panel discussion.)

Wednesday, September 11
Community Prayer Service
Noon, First Parish Church, corner of Maine Street and Bath Road

Members of the Bowdoin community will join with the Brunswick community for a special service of prayer in observance of the first anniversary of last year's tragedy. The service is hosted by the Brunswick Area Interfaith Council. For more information call Pastor Ron McLaughlin, 725-7389.

Looking ahead:
Thursday, October 3
Lecture on Islamic Futures
7:30 p.m., Druckenmiller Hall, Cleaveland 151, Bowdoin College campus

"Islamic Futures: Not Fear But Hope is the Signpost Ahead," a lecture by Bruce B. Lawrence, the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Religion at Duke University. The lecture is sponsored by the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture Fund at Bowdoin College. For more information call 725-3257.

Biographical information on panelists:

Dov Waxman is an assistant professor of government at Bowdoin College, teaching courses in the areas of international relations and Middle East politics. Before coming to Bowdoin, he taught at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and was a visiting fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Mr. Waxman has also worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C. He is the author of three monographs - "The Crisis of Identity in Post-Kemalist Turkey: Domestic Discord and Foreign Policy," "The Islamic Republic of Iran: Between Revolution and Realpolitik," and "Immigration and Identity: A New Security Perspective in Euro-Maghreb Relations" -- all published by the Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism. He is currently preparing a book-length manuscript adapted from his doctoral dissertation entitled "Defending the Nation/Defining the Nation: Foreign Policy and the Politics of National Identity in Israel." Mr. Waxman is a graduate of Oxford University, and earned his master's degree and doctorate at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Major General Joseph E. Tinkham II is the commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management, and adjutant general of the Maine National Guard. A native of Portland, Maine, he earned his bachelor's degree from the University of the State of New York. His military education includes U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Gen. Tinkham received his commission from the U.S. Army Field Artillery Officers Candidate School. He served on active duty and is a veteran of Vietnam. He joined the Maine Army National Guard as a captain and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery. He completed a variety of assignments of ever-increasing responsibility leading ultimately to his assignment as the chief of staff of the Maine Army National Guard in 1994, and deputy commissioner of the department in 1999. Gen. Tinkham holds numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit.

Ambassador Laurence Pope served as a foreign service officer from 1969-2000, retiring with the rank of Minister Counselor. From 1991-93 he was associate coordinator and acting coordinator for counter-terrorism for the U.S. State Department. He served as U.S. ambassador to Chad from 1993-96, and in 2000 was nominated as ambassador to Kuwait. He has been political advisor to Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, commander in chief of the U.S. Central Command, and staff director of George Mitchell's international Middle East fact-finding committee. Since his retirement from the foreign service he has been a consultant to national security agencies and the Department of Defense. He is also a senior fellow at the Armed Forces Staff College. In 2000 he was awarded the medal for Distinguished Civilian Service. A 1967 graduate of Bowdoin College, he spent a year at Princeton University's department of Near Eastern studies, and was a diplomat in residence at Clark Atlanta University.

Dorcas Gilpatrick is a non-lawyer responsible for management of the Maine Civil Liberties Union legal program, which offers free legal services to persons whose constitutional rights have been violated or who have been the victim of unlawful discrimination. She directs interns and volunteers who do initial intake of complaints and works closely with the MCLU Legal Panel, a body of volunteer attorneys which has the authority to decide what cases the MCLU will pursue. (Accepted cases are assigned to MCLU cooperating attorneys.) She is particularly interested in free expression and students' rights law, but is deeply committed to defending all constitutional rights. Current goals include protecting the rights of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, particularly our Muslim neighbors in cities like Portland and Lewiston. She also manages the MCLU's education program, the goal of which is to help both students and adults understand the basics of constitutional rights. Gilpatrick is a graduate of Colby College, and earned her M.A. in English Literature from New York University.

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