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Six Months After 9/11: Response, Rebuilding and Reconciliation

From peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan to rebuilding lower Manhattan, a panel discussion sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs recently explored the varied issues surrounding the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Abiodun Williams
 
Abiodun Williams

United Nations and International Community Face Peacekeeping Challenges in Afghanistan
Abiodun Williams, director of Strategic Planning Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations (UN), reflects on some important lessons learned by the UN from other peace-building efforts and the priority tasks facing them in Afghanistan.

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Edward Luck
 
Edward Luck

Edward Luck, director of the Center of International Organizations at SIPA, asks whether the international community is united in what it is trying to achieve in Afghanistan.

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Koroush Ahmadi
 
Koroush Ahmadi

Koroush Ahmadi, counselor for the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, reviews how Afghanistan has affected Iran for the past 23 years, and how three million Afghan refugees have been integrated into the culture and public services.

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Stewart Eldon
 
Stewart Eldon

Ambassador Stewart Eldon, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, explains how Afghanistan is a different situation from others the UN has had to confront.

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Elliott Sclar
 
Elliott Sclar

Rebuilding and Remaking New York City
Elliot Sclar, director of Institute for Urban Planning at Columbia, sketches a history of lower Manhattan, putting it in context and suggesting that the ripple effects of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center will be as massive as anything Robert Moses did in the 1950s.

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Maya Wiley
 
Maya Wiley

Human rights lawyer, Maya Wilen, distinguishes between rebuilding and remaking New York City, so that all its residents -- poor, immigrant, and minority -- will be included if it is to become a truly global city.

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David Stark
 
David Stark

David Stark, Columbia's Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Sociology, discusses the sociology of the financial district's trade rooms and how the processes of operation for firms relocated after September 11 were affected.

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Shot: Mar 11, 2002
Published: Apr 09, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002