9/11 10 Years Later: Navigating the Post-9/11 World

Susan Arbetter is the Albany-based State Capitol Correspondent and News & Public Affairs Director for WCNY Syracuse Public Television. Arbetter hosts and produces The Capitol Pressroom, the only public radio show broadcast from the Capitol, and the only show to serve multiple markets in upstate New York, including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Owsego, and Binghamton. Her political analysis can also be heard regularly on North Country Public Radio. Prior to her move to WCNY in September 2009, Susan created, hosted, and produced the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning New York Now, the leading statewide government and public affairs TV program in New York State. In 2007, Susan created, hosted, and produced the award-winning Roundtable on WAMC Northeast Public Radio. She is the recipient of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best television documentary (2007), as well as two awards from the National Educational Television Association (2008) for best PBS Public Affairs Program and best PBS Promotion. In radio, Susan has received multiple awards for radio journalism, including a national Scripps-Howard Award for Excellence in Electronic Journalism, the National Press Club Kozik Award for Environmental Journalism, and more than twenty regional Edward R. Murrow, New York State Broadcasters, and New York State Associated Press Awards.


Mark Schaming
is director of exhibitions and public programs at the New York State Museum. He organized the exhibition The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery and Response, the nation’s first permanent exhibition of artifacts documenting the September 11 attacks, and September 11, 2001: A Global Moment, the touring exhibitions that followed. He spent over 40 days at the WTC Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills working with police, FBI and other key recovery effort personnel to facilitate the documentation and preservation of World Trade Center artifacts. Working now with a number September 11 related projects, Mr. Schaming was member of the WTC Memorial Museum Advisory Committee (2004), works as an advisor to the Tribute Center at the World Trade Center site, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Kenneth T. Jackson is Director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia University.  A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Memphis, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and served for three years as an officer in the United States Air Force before joining the Columbia faculty in 1968. In 1990 he assumed the Barzun professorship, which honors one of the nation's most distinguished men of letters. Professor Jackson's best known publication is Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (Oxford University Press, 1985), which won both the Francis Parkman and the Bancroft Prizes.  A New York Times notable book of the year, it has been reprinted five times in hardcover and twenty-nine times in paperback. His other books includeThe Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930 (Oxford, 1967); Atlas of American History (Scribner's, revised edition, 1978); Cities in American History (with Stanley K. Schultz: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972); and American Vistas (with Leonard Dinnerstein). He is the general editor of the Columbia History of Urban Life, twenty volumes of which had appeared as of 2010.   He is the co-author with Camilo J. Vergara of Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery (Princeton Architectural Press, 1989) and coeditor of Empire City: New York Through the Centuries (Columbia, 2002).  He was the editor-in-chief of the Dictionary of American Biography from 1990 to 1996, and of the Scribner's Encyclopedia of American Lives from 1996 to 2005. Professor Jackson is the editor-in-chief of the second edition of theThe Encyclopedia of New York City, first published by Yale University Press in 1995. [Read More...]
Jamie Tarabay is managing editor of national security and foreign affairs for the National Journal. As a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, then for National Public Radio, Tarabay has reported and lived in some of the world’s most turbulent regions, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. She wrote about her experiences covering years of Israeli-Palestinian strife in the 2005 memoir A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada. Her writing has also appeared in the quarterly Dispatches and Marie Claire magazine. During her years as bureau chief for NPR in Baghdad, Tarabay and her colleagues were awarded the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for their coverage of Iraq. She's a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia.
Paul Grondahl is an award-winning journalist and author. Grondahl has been a staff writer at the Times Union since 1984, where his assignments have taken him from the Arctic to Antarctica; from Northern Ireland to Africa; from New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina and Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake in 2010; and across New York State, from Ground Zero on 9/11 to the Adirondack wilderness. His in-depth newspaper projects on domestic violence, death and dying, mental illness in state prisons and the problems facing sub-Saharan Africa have won a number of local, state and national journalism awards. Grondahl's writing prizes include the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award; New York Newspaper Publishers Association; a first place national feature writing prize from the American Society of Sunday and Feature Editors; more than a dozen New York State Associated Press writing awards; and the Hearst Eagle Award, the highest recognition for a reporter in the Hearst Corporation. He is the author of Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma and I Rose Like a Rocket, a biography of Theodore Roosevelt's early political career in Albany.  He has been featured on C-SPAN's About Books and Book TV.  His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Smithsonian magazine, Newsday, The New York Times Book Review and the Houston Chronicle.
Victor Asal is associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Policy Research at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York.  Dr. Asal also directs the homeland security certificate and MPA concentration programs for the Rockefeller’s department of public administration and policy. He received his PhD in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Along with research partner R. Karl Rethemeyer,  Dr. Asal co-directs the Project on Violent Conflict.He is affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence.   Dr. Asal’s research focuses on the choice of violence by nonstate organizational actors as well as the causes of political discrimination by states against different groups.  In addition, Professor Asal has conducted  research on the impact of nuclear proliferation and on the pedagogy of simulations.  He has been involved in research projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, The Department of Homeland Security, The National Science Foundation, and The Office of Naval Research.