Film: 9/11 In The Academic Community

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 00:00

Academia’s Treatment of Critical Perspectives on 9/11
A special screening attended by the filmmaker

A unique film that documents academia’s treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government’s narrative from scholarly examination. Through a powerful reflection on intellectual courage and the purpose of academia, the film aims at changing intellectual discourse on 9/11 and the War on Terror.  Awarded “Documentary Achievement” at the University of Toronto Film Festival.

Director and Producer:
Adnan Zuberi has served as a member of the University of Toronto’s Hart House Film Board. Adnan holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Honours Mathematical Physics from the University of Waterloo and is an Associate Member of the UK Institute of Physics.

Richard B. Lee is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Internationally recognized for his ethnographic studies, he has held academic appointments at Harvard, Rutgers and Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lee has served as President of the Canadian Anthropology Society and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Alaska Faribanks and the University of Guelph. American Scientist holds one of Dr. Lee’s work to be amongst the 100 greatest scientific works of the 20th century.

Walter G. Pitman has served as Dean of Arts and Science at Trent University, Director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and President of Ryerson University. He has also served as Member of Provincial Parliament, Member of the Standing Committee on Education and University Affairs, Director of the Ontario Arts Council, Chair of the Ontario Association of Arts Education, and President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. He holds honourary degrees from McGill, York, Brock and Trent universities. He was awarded the Order of Ontario and was made Officer of the Order of Canada.

John McMurtry is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a President’s Distinguished Professor, his work has been published in more than 150 books and journals. McMurtry was selected by the United Nations as organizing author and editor of Philosophy and World Problems, which will be included in the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. He is also the author of Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market As An Ethical System (1998), The Cancer Stage of Capitalism (1999) and Value Wars: The Global Market Versus the Life Economy (2001).

David MacGregor is Professor of Sociology and former Chair of the Department of Sociology at King’s College of the University of Western Ontario.  He is the author of many well known books such as The Communist Ideal in Hegel and Marx (1984) and Hegel, Marx, and the English State (1996). Dr. MacGregor has been awarded the Porter Prize of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.

Omar M. Ramahi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and is cross-appointed with Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics and Astronomy. He has authored and co-authored over 240 journal and conference papers and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE).

Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) was a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bill Clinton. She was an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Art and Science, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Paul Zarembka is Professor of Economics at the State University of New York in Buffalo. He is Senior Editor for Research in Political Economy since 1977, editor of Frontiers in Econometrics, as well as editor of The Hidden History of 9-11-2001. His research interests include Economic Development, U.S. Labor History and Marxist Theory. Dr. Zarembka has appeared in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Economics, in Finance & Business and American Education.

Robert M. Korol is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers and the Engineering Institute of Canada. His major research interests have been in structural mechanics and steel structures including the design and behaviour of tubular members acting as columns, beams and connections in bridge and building applications.

Michael Truscello is an Assistant Professor of English and General Education at Mount Royal University. His fields of expertise include: Software Studies, Free and Open Source Software, Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Alternative Media, and Postanarchism.

Graeme MacQueen is a retired Professor of Religious Studies at McMaster University and founding Director of McMaster’s Centre for Peace Studies. He has been the director of various peace building projects in war zones and is currently co-director of the project Media and Peace Education in Afghanistan funded by CIDA. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the McMaster Student Union.

Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50
- $5
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

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612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway) Academia’s Treatment of Critical Perspectives on 9/11
Toronto , ON
Ontario CA
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