LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Speakers and themes have been set for the University of Louisville’s continuing monthly discussion series examining American morality and justice during crisis.

    Faculty members from across the university are participating in the series titled “Confronting Terror: Issues of U.S. Justice, Morality and Policy in the Wake of Sept. 11, 2001.” The history department and Interfaith Center are sponsoring the free events.

    The three-hour discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 in Ekstrom Library Auditorium. Participants will be available at Interfaith Center receptions after each monthly event for informal talk and refreshments.

    The Nov. 7 panel will examine issues of sociology, economics and terrorism. November topics and panelists are:

    • “Avoiding the Dance of Death: Terrorism and Its Control,” John Busch, sociology
    • “Profiling Terrorists: Demographic, Sociological and Psychological Variables,” Michael Cunningham, communication
    • “Aesthetics, Consumption and Human Freedom,” Eileen John, philosophy
    • “The Axiomatic Foundations of Actions Associated with 9/11,” Patricia Cerrito, mathematics

    The Dec. 5 panel will look at public policy, power and terrorism. December topics and panelists are:

    • “Power, Theory and Mathematical Games,” Edwin Segal, anthropology
    • “Guns and Butter Don’t Mix: The Impact of the War on Terror on Public Policy,” John Cumbler, history
    • “The Politics of Fear,” Nancy Potter, philosophy
    • “United We Fall,” Russell Vandenbroucke, theater arts

    Information about the series also is available on the Web site www.louisville.edu/a- s/history/terror.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.