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Continuing Studies to hold series on terror attacks, aftermath

The first of three free, public programs on the terrorist attacks and aftermath will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Kresge Auditorium.

The series, organized by the Continuing Studies Program, is titled "September 11: What Has Happened and Where Are We Going?" Monday's program, "The Geopolitical Background," will feature several speakers:

(sum) History Professor Joel Beinin, president of the Middle East Studies Association, will give an overview of recent history in the Midde East, U.S. policy and the events of Sept. 11.

(sum) Journalist Terence White, Kabul correspondent for Agence France-Presse from 1992 to 1997 and author of Afghanistan Zindabad: From Warlords to Taliban, will speak on the history and current dynamics of Afghan politics and ethnic strife.

(sum) James Sweeney, a professor of management science and engineering and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and a nationally recognized expert on energy policy will speak on domestic and international oil and energy issues in light of Sept. 11.

The two subsequent programs "Religion and Politics" and "Globalization and International Law" will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, and Monday, Jan. 14, respectively, in Kresge Auditorium. For more information, visit or call (650) 725-2650.


By John Sanford

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