Event: 20th Anniversary of 9/11

9/11 Memorial Celebration

Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University for a memorial on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and a lecture on the Legacy of the Afghan War.

As we make plans to honor the lives lost and the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the nation is shocked by headlines about the fall of Afghanistan. Twenty years of war in the Middle East and efforts to bring peace to the region stopped in a matter of days.

What are we to make of these current developments? How might the Biden Administration proceed? We are grateful to have Dr. Kiron Skinner with us for our 9/11 Memorial Celebration, and her insights on the changing situation in Afghanistan.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Kiron Skinner

Dr. Kiron Skinner

Leading the lecture is Dr. Kiron K. Skinner, Visiting Fellow, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. From September 2018 to August 2019, Dr. Skinner served as Director of Policy Planning and Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the U.S. Department of State, providing essential long-term, high-level guidance and competitive thinking.

In August 2019, Skinner returned to Carnegie Mellon University as the Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics and Director of the Institute of Politics and Strategy, home for the study of international and politics at the university.

Dr. Skinner’s government and public service includes membership on the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board (2001–07 and 2017-18); the Eisenhower Commission’s Legacy Committee of historians (2002-03); the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) Executive Panel (2004–2015); the National Academies’ Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security (2009–11); and the National Security Education Board (2004–11).

Skinner holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees from Spelman College and Sacramento City College.