9/11: Are Our Universities Failing Us? - Canadian Academics

Sept 11, 2012, - "9/11: Are Our Universities Failing Us?".

University of Toronto Professors Richard B. Lee and Herb Jenkins, who served as Panelists at the Toronto Hearings on 9/11 at Ryerson University last year, will discuss their conclusions based on presentations by expert witnesses who argued that the official theory of 9/11 is false.


This is intended to be a major event for the general public for the 11th anniversary of 9/11. In noting that many of the expert witnesses at the Toronto Hearings were university professors and that the larger academic community has generally maintained critical perspectives of 9/11 outside of its curriculum and publications, the documentary, "9/11 in the Academic Community"  will be screened at this event.

The documentary examines academia's treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by analyzing three areas: the nature and the dimensions of the taboo of researching and expressing critical perspectives of the events of 9/11, scholarly scrutiny and the official 9/11 narrative, and the role of universities and intellectual courage. Through the experiences of recognized university professors and a former university president, the documentary discusses how many academics who can be harsh critics of the Bush Administration and the war on terror yet for some reason identify themselves with the official narrative of 9/11 quite aggressively. The documentary was a "Winner" of the University of Toronto Film Festival (2011), directed by Adnan Zuberi, will be screened.



    Event Title: "9/11: Are Our Universities Failing Us?


      By Adnan Zuberi

      Member of the Toronto Hearings Steering Committee

      and Director and Producer of Documentary, "9/11 in the Academic Community".