Gloucester City Hall
It’s Been 18 Years Since 9/11
Are We Any Safer Today?
NOTE: This Forum will start at 6:oo p.m. instead of our usual start time!
(Also, please note that the previously scheduled forum with Eliza Griswold has been cancelled due to a work conflict.)
We wind up our series of more than 100 events with our annual international awareness award to a Gloucester High School senior, a talk and discussion with one of our most popular speakers, and a celebration of our achievements. You are cordially invited to all three.
The 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks in 2001 shook the U.S. to the core — and they were the topic of our first Cape Ann Forum. Who were the attackers and why did they hate us? Are we any clearer today on the answers? And for all the lives lost and treasure spent, are we any safer? Nine-term Cape Ann congressional rep John Tierney, now the director of the Washington-based Council for a Livable World, will tackle these and other peace and security issues.
While in Congress, John Tierney served on the House Intelligence Committee and chaired the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee. In these capacities, he was at the intersection of every major foreign policy issue that came before that body. This will be his fifth presentation at the Cape Ann Forum, making him the most frequently invited speaker in the series.
After the talk, join us for a closing party upstairs at Short & Main Restaurant, 36 Main Street, Gloucester from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Free snacks, cash bar.