Office of Public Affairs

Ten Years after 9/11

A journalist and author who has covered Afghanistan for more than 30 years will join legal experts and the legal director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union at a program to explore how 9/11 impacted law and foreign policy.

The University of Maine School of Law and the World Affairs Council of Maine are presenting “Ten Years after 9/11: Maine and the World, Perspectives on Law and Foreign Policy.”  The two-part panel discussion will be held from 5:15 to 7 p.m., Monday, September 12, in the Moot Court Room of the University of Maine School of Law, 246 Deering Avenue, on USM’s Portland campus.  A reception will be held beginning at 4:45 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public but reservations are requested at

Maine Law

Donations will be accepted to support the work of the World Affairs Council.

Part one of the program, “Maine and the Law,” will feature Richard Murphy, first assistant in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland; Zachary Heiden, legal director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, and moderator Malick Ghachem, a professor in Maine Law.

The second part, “Foreign Policy and International Affairs,” will include Edward Girardet, journalist, producer and author of “Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan.”  Girardet has covered every part of the country for the Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.  Joining him will be Professor Hayat Alvi of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and moderator Charles Norchi, a professor at Maine Law.

For more information, call 228-8442.