Discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories

The “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speaker series is hosting a talk given by professors Kathryn Olmsted and Michael Barkun about the origins of Sept. 11th conspiracy theories and how they should be interpreted within post-9/11 communities. The authors will discuss the history of these theories, their roles in shaping modern-day public opinion, and their relevance in today’s 9/11 communities.

Olmsted is a history professor at the University of California Davis and the author of “Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11.” Barkun is a professor emeritus of political science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the author of  “A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America.”
The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wed., May 25 at the 9/11 Memorial preview site at 20 Vesey St. To RSVP, log on to www.911memorial.org/events.