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Sen. Lieberman, Rep. Shays, Others to Discuss Implementing Recommendations of the 9-11 Commission

Policymakers, Citizen, and Staffer to Offer Rare Look into 9-11 Commission Reforms

On Monday, April 11, Senator Joseph Lieberman and Rep. Chris Shays will join with a pivotal 9/11 family member and a senior Commission staffer for a rare look into the 9-11 Commission, its landmark recommendations, and the road ahead in fully realizing its reforms. The event, called "The 9-11 Commission: Putting the Reforms into Action," will take place on April 11 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Yale Law School. The event is free and open to all.

The event will begin with a panel discussion from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. offering "Perspectives on the 9-11 Commission." This panel will feature:

Mary Fetchet, L.C.S.W., Founding Director and President, Voices of September 11th
Ms. Fetchet established Voices after the death of her son in the 9/11 attacks to advocate for resources for those impacted, promote public policy reform and strengthen international relationships. She played a vital role in the formation of the Commission and ensuring many of its recommendations were adopted.

Michael Hurley, Senior Director of Policy, 9-11 Public Discourse Project
Mr. Hurley is the former director of Counterterrorism Policy Review for the 9-11 Commission

The Honorable Christopher Shays (R-CT), United States Congressman
Rep. Shays introduced 9/11 Commission Report Implementation Act to U.S. House

Following this panel at 1:00, Senator Joseph Lieberman '67 (D-CT) will deliver a keynote address entitled "A Call for Sustained Engagement." Senator Lieberman introduced the legislation that led to the creation of the 9/11 Commission, and later joined Senator Collins in introducing legislation implementing the recommendations of the Commission. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act was enacted last December.

The panel will be available for questions after Senator Lieberman's talk.

"The 9-11 Commission: Putting the Reforms into Action" has been organized by Americans for Informed Democracy, Voices of September 11, and the 9-11 Public Discourse Project . Americans for Informed Democracy (www.aidemocracy.org) is a non-partisan, student-led organization on over 250 university campuses that fosters global understanding through informed discussion. Voices of September 11 (www.voicesofsept11.org) is a non-profit organization serving over 4,000 members that provides resources, support and information to all those affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 9-11 Public Discourse Project (www.9-11pdp.org) is a non-profit organization aimed at fulfilling the 9-11 Commission's original mandate of guarding against future terrorist attacks by encouraging a national conversation about its critical recommendations.