Cornellians Define U.S. Role in Post-9/11 World

We all remember where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001 — the image of the first tower crumbling fresh in our minds. But seven years later, we are still struggling to come to terms with the tragic events of 9/11 and find our place in a “post -9/11” world.
“I don’t believe I’ll ever forget the sight of the smoke coming out of the side of one of the Twin Towers,” President David Skorton said. “My first thought was of disbelief; this cannot be happening … I felt all of a sudden as if we were vulnerable. Americans were vulnerable on our own soil.”