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Students explore 9/11 from multiple perspectives in new class

Durba Ghosh and students

Most of the members of Cornell’s Class of 2023 were infants when the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. This fall, 20 of them are exploring that time period in a new class, “Introduction to the Humanities: Afterlives of 9-11.”

During the course, a foundational class for the new Humanities Scholars Program, students will read accounts from a variety of perspectives, as they evaluate how that day changed the course of history for the U.S., as well as nations in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The class is taught by Durba Ghosh, professor of history and faculty director of the Humanities Scholars Program.