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September 11, One Year Later: What’s Ahead for an Altered Homeland

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Keynote Speech by Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense
8:45 am Panel I, Foreign Policy and International Scene
10:00 am Panel II, The Domestic Scene

The September 11 terrorist attacks had a major impact on virtually every aspect of American life—foreign, defense, and intelligence policies; economic, budgetary, political, and societal consequences; security of the American homeland; and the way Americans conduct their day-to-day lives.

The Brookings Institution has spent much of the past year examining these and other implications of that terrible day. At this forum, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz will deliver the keynote speech, leading Brookings scholars will explain their initial findings and discuss future challenges, and Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, will announce the results of a new nationwide survey of how Americans’ views on an array of issues have changed in the year since 9/11.

In addition to the survey and discussions, the panelists will respond to questions from the audience.

Scholars will speak on the following topics:

  • U.S. Relations with the Muslim World after 9/11:
    Paul Wolfowitz
  • Welcome and introduction: Strobe Talbott
  • Opinion survey results: Andrew Kohut
  • Moderator:
    E.J. Dionne Jr.
  • Overview:
    James Steinberg
  • Globalization and trade:
    Lael Brainard
  • The Middle East:
    Martin Indyk
  • Military implications:
    Michael O’Hanlon
  • Homeland security:
    Ivo Daalder
  • Budget and spending:
    Peter Orszag
  • Politics and elections:
    Tom Mann
  • American daily life:
    Isabel Sawhill



Panel One: How Sept 11th changed foreign policy and the international scene


James B. Steinberg

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law - Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Lael Brainard

Member - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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