A special 12-part lecture series designed in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is underway at Loyola University. The series, titled "Tragedy at the World Trade Center: Reflections on the Crisis in the United States," began Oct. 1 with addresses by ethics professor Kenneth Keulman and political science professor Conrad Raabe. The extensive program came together in less than a week, says series organizer and associate professor of political science Eric Gorham. The lectures are free and open to the public. Except where noted, all talks will be delivered on campus by Loyola faculty beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Room 156, Monroe Hall, near the corner of Calhoun Street and St. Charles Avenue.
· Monday, Oct. 8 -- William Quigley, law school professor and director of Loyola's law school clinic, on "Social Justice Organizing in Times of Crisis"
· Wednesday, Oct. 10 -- Walter Block, professor of economics, on "A Libertarian Analysis of the World Trade Center Tragedy"
· Monday, Oct. 17 -- Edward McCaughan, associate professor of sociology, on "Violence and Inequality in Creation of a Modern World System"
· Oct. 22 -- Roger White, City College assistant professor of political science, on "Why a Military Response is Advisable"
· Oct. 24 -- Marcus Smith, associate professor of English, on "Three Pillars: Oil, Islam, and Palestine"
· Oct. 29 -- Catherine Wessinger, professor of religious studies, on "Understanding Religious Fanaticism"
· Oct. 31 -- Hasan Krad, associate professor of computer science at Dillard University, on "Islam: the Misunderstood Religion"
· Nov. 5 -- Philip Dynia, associate professor of political science, on "The Implications for Civil Liberties in the United States"
· Nov. 7 -- Timothy Cahill, assistant professor of religious studies, on "Islam, Orientalism and the Roots of Misrepresentation"
· Nov. 12 -- (7:30 p.m.) John P. Clark, City College professor of philosophy and chair of the Loyola Environmental Studies Program, on "Covering Armageddon: A Report on the State of the (Imagi)nation"
· Nov. 14 -- Sarah Gualtieri, assistant professor of history, on "Extreme Violence and Martyrdom"