Public Science Project Book Launch presents New York after 9/11

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Date(s) - 02/27/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Organized and hosted by the Public Science Project. Co-sponsored by the PublicsLab.

Room 6304.01

Speakers associated with emergency management, public health, labor, law, science, and critical psychology will discuss a critically important new volume from editors Susan Opotow and Zachary Baron Shemtob. From Fordham University Press:

“With a focus on the themes of space and memory, public health and public safety, trauma and conflict, and politics and social change, an interdisciplinary group of contributors discuss a variety of issues that emerged in this tragedy’s wake, some immediately and others in the years that followed, including: PTSD among first responders; conflicts and design challenges of rebuilding the World Trade Center site, the memorial, and the museum; surveillance of Muslim communities; power struggles among public safety agencies; the development of technologies for faster building evacuations.”


Charles Jennings, PhD. Associate Professor in the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management and  Director of the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

Micki Siegelde Hernández, MPH. Health and Safety Director for the Communications Workers of America, District1, member of the World Trade Center Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, and labor representative on the World Trade Center Health Program Survivor Program Steering Committee.

Diala Shamas, JD. Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. She has taught at Stanford Law School and CUNY School of Law. Her work challenges governmental and law enforcement abuses perpetrated under the guise of national security.

With comments by editors Susan Opotow, PhD, Professor at the City University of New York at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, and Zachary Baron Shemtob, PhD,JD, Judicial
Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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