We’d like to extend an invitation to you to attend the September 11 Symposium: Impact on the Heartland, scheduled for September 9, 10, and 11 at Bismarck State College! Bismarck State College and The Dakota Institute of the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation will host a symposium to observe and examine the effect of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Heartland of America. The first day of the symposium will explore what happened and the second day will explore how it affected us and how we changed as a result of what happened.

Our goal is to explore the 9/11, 2001 attacks from a humanities perspective, to deepen our understanding of the cause of the attacks, and the impact they have had on our politics, our world standing, our sense of place in the world, our pop culture, our national psychology, our laws, our military and our military families, and above all our sense of identity 1500 miles between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

The symposium has something to offer everyone, including networking with our keynote speakers, a bookstore, and an opportunity to learn more about how America has changed in the years since September 11, 2001.

There is still time to register for the symposium, the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony performance, and the evening session presented by Peter Bergen, one of the only men to ever interview Osama Bin Laden.

For more information, explore our website or call us at 701-224-5600 (877-846-9387).

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!