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20th Anniversary of 9/11 and Legacy of the Afghan War

September 10, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am


On September 11, 2001, terror unfolded in the sky and came to a devastating end at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, PA. That day will forever be etched in the minds of those who witnessed those horrific images as they occurred in real time. In the face of destruction, American heroism and patriotism united the country to fight terrorism but also to begin the healing process.

Twenty years later, the nation is shocked again by headlines about the fall of Afghanistan. Two decades of war and efforts to bring stability and human rights to the Afghans stopped in a matter of days. Thirteen U.S. soldiers were killed during the withdrawal. As Americans come to grips with the horrifying news of the last few weeks, many question whether the effort was worth the cost.

Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University for a commemorative service as we remember the lives lost, honor the heroes of 9/11, and discuss the Legacy of the Afghan War for America and the World.

9/11 Memorial and the Legacy of Afghanistan for the United States and the World
Dr. Kiron K. Skinner

Friday, September 10, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am MT
Anschutz Great Room

Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Register below to attend in-person or watch online here.

Dr. Kiron K. Skinner will be joining us via zoom for the event. She is the Visiting Fellow, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. From September 2018 to August 2019, Skinner served as Director of Policy Planning and Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the U.S. Department of State, providing essential long-term, high-level guidance and competitive thinking.

In August 2019, Skinner returned to Carnegie Mellon University as the Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics and Director of the Institute of Politics and Strategy, home for the study of international politics at the university.

Skinner’s government and public service includes membership on the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board (2001–07 and 2017-18); the Eisenhower Commission’s Legacy Committee of Historians (2002-03); the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) Executive Panel (2004–2015); the National Academies’ Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security (2009–11); and the National Security Education Board (2004–11).

Skinner holds MA and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees from Spelman College and Sacramento City College.


September 10, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Centennial Institute


Anschutz Student Center, Great Room
8787 W. Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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