September 11th: What’s Changed?

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Six years after the attacks, the mood is not as mournful, but there are many palpable changes in how we live our lives. We look at what’s different with the local response to emergencies, how local and national government agencies changed, the difference in our image abroad, is there a different approach to building skyscrapers?, and a look the changed political rhetoric.

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First Responders
We look at the local response to emergencies with Yvette Clarke, U.S. Representative for the 11th District of New York and Glenn Corbett, professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Science.

Changes on the "Homeland"
Clark Kent Ervin, former inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, and author of Open Target : Where America is Vulnerable to Attack (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), looks at what has changed on the national government level, now that we have a whole new department of Homeland Security and a different approach to immigration.

How the World Sees Us
Roger Cohen, columnist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times looks at whether or not there might have been a way to keep a positive image among foreign countries while engaging in our post-9/11 military response.

Skyscraper Design
Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, looks at the concrete changes in buildings since 9/11.

The Words of 9/11
Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg examines how 9/11 has altered the political and social rhetoric, and how this makes a difference in our lives.

Weigh in: What has changed for you since September 11th?