Florida State University Experts Ready to Comment on 9/11 Anniversary
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9/11 ANNIVERSARY: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY EXPERTS ASSESS IMPACT OF TERRORIST ATTACKS
Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts are available to answer media questions and provide analysis on the ongoing ramifications of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Twelve years on, the effects of that day are still felt in the United States.
• Randall G. Holcombe, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics: (850) 644-7095; firstname.lastname@example.org
Holcombe’s areas of specialization are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues. He is the author of 12 books and more than 100 articles in academic and professional journals. Holcombe can discuss the continued economic ramifications of the events that followed Sept. 11, 2001.
“The economic costs of our reaction to 9/11 have been substantial. Government expenditures on the TSA and other security measures are a small part of those costs, which also include the extra waiting time people spend at airports and the inconvenience of not being able to carry common household items like toothpaste and shampoo on the airlines. Even those costs are small if we also include the cost of our invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not unreasonable for Americans to reflect on whether the benefits of these activities are worth the cost. Perhaps a more important question that has received much recent attention after the revelations about NSA activity is whether our public policy responses to 9/11 are compromising the very freedoms we want to protect.”
• Sally Karioth, professor of nursing and certified traumatologist: (850) 644-6845 or (850) 575-7532; email@example.com
Karioth is a nationally recognized expert on grief, trauma, stress and compassion fatigue who counseled the survivors of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon and children who lost parents in the World Trade Center.
"The losses on 9/11 were more than lives. In a moment, the people of America lost the belief that we were immune to terrorism and heinous attacks. Innocence and trust changed forever that day."
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