About the Forum

In the days immediately following September 11, 2001, the Council invited a wide range of leading social scientists from around the world to write short essays for an online forum, After September 11. Written against two-week deadlines when it was difficult to come by sure knowledge in a time of quickly changing circumstances, the forum’s essays would be downloaded millions of times and used extensively by teachers and journalists.

A decade later, contributors to the original forum were asked to reflect on what they wrote and to explore what has changed and what remains the same since those harrowing times. The result is this extraordinary digital collection of new essays, 10 Years after September 11. Short and written in a style that is accessible to both academic and non-academic readers, the essays offer deep, expert analysis of developments since 9/11 from the perspectives of the social sciences.

Social Science Research Council
Brooklyn, New York
September 8, 2011

Paul M. Price
Editorial Director

Alyson Metzger
Managing Editor


Research/Editing — Alyson Metzger/Taylor Sisk
Design — Kate Northern/Zach Zinn
Web Development — Zach Zinn
Web Production — Zach Menchini