University of Pittsburgh
September 6, 2002

Pitt Presents Faculty Panel, "September 11—Perspectives from Abroad," at Noon on 9/11

Contact:  412-624-4147

September 6, 2002

PITTSBURGH—Three faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh who have lived abroad at some point since Sept. 11, 2001, will participate in a noon Sept. 11 forum on how the terrorist attacks on America and the U.S. response to them were perceived and felt by other nations.

The 90-minute free public event will take in Room 2K56 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., in Oakland; attendees are permitted to bring their own brown-bag lunches. For more information, call 412/624-2918.

Presented by Pitt's University Center for International Affairs (UCIS) and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), "September 11—Perspectives from Abroad" will include panelists Reid Andrews, professor of history; Patrick Doreian, professor of sociology; and Robert Hayden, professor of anthropology and director of UCIS' Center for Russian and East European Studies.

The discussion will be moderated by William Keller, who will be making his first public appearance as the inaugural holder of Pitt's Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies and the new director of Pitt's Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, a joint program of UCIS and GSPIA.

Andrews, a UCIS research professor with a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has authored "The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800-1900" (University of Wisconsin Press, 1980); "Blacks and Whites in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988" (University of Wisconsin Press, 1991); and "Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000" (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2003). He also coedited "The Social Construction of Democracy" (Macmillan and New York University Press, 1995). Andrews was in Montevideo, Uruguay, between July 2001 and March 2002 to conduct research on Black political and cultural mobilization and organizations.

Doreian, who held the LSE Centennial Visiting Professorship at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London from February to June 2002, has written or edited numerous articles and publications, among them "The Problem of Solidarity: Theories and Models" (Gordon and Breach Publishers, 1998), which he coedited, and a chapter in "Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis" (University of Cambridge Press, 2002) that he coauthored. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Leicester and the Master of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Essex.

Hayden, who earned both the Ph.D. degree in anthropology and the J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, has done extensive work on the reconstruction of the states and nations in the former Yugoslavia. An anthropologist of law and politics, he also has written on issues concerning the American legal system and its role in society and holds appointments in Pitt's College of Arts and Sciences, GSPIA, and School of Law. He is the author of "Blueprints for a House Divided: The Constitutional Logic of the Yugoslav Conflicts" (University of Michigan Press, 1999). Hayden has spent six of the last 20 years in Serbia; he was there last September to develop links between Pitt and Serbian universities, which, in the end, did happen.

Each speaker will give a 10-to-15-minute discussion on 9-11-01 from the perspective of a different country: Andrews from that of Uruguay, Doreian from that of England, and Hayden from that of Serbia. Following their remarks, panelists will invite questions and comments from the audience.