Explore 9/11 with Gov. Kean at Stockton College

Explore 9/11 with Gov. Kean at Stockton event Sept. 14
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 11:06
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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will present a unique perspective on the events of Sept. 11, 2001 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 in the Elizabeth B. Alton Auditorium.
The free event will feature former Gov. Thomas H. Kean, who co-chaired the federal government’s 9/11 Commission, interviewing John Farmer Jr., senior counsel to the commission and author of “The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11.”
“This is a unique opportunity to hear Gov. Kean interview a key figure of the commission he co-chaired,” said Sharon Schulman, executive director of the college’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. “As we approach the milestone first decade since the attacks, we have a better understanding of events leading up to that day and the implications post-9/11. Our event serves to engage and enlighten as our nation moves forward. Our students and community will be hearing true insiders’ perspectives on the events of 9/11.”
Kean served as governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990 and was president of Drew University from 1990 to 2005.
Farmer is the dean of Rutgers University’s School of Law in Newark.
In his book, Farmer concludes the command structure of the executive branch and the military were ill-prepared for the attacks and that a bureaucratic hindrance remains to the “on the ground” way crises are experienced and most effectively addressed.