From Tragedy to Unity

A Celebration of the Human Spirit

A Multidisciplinary Symposium Commemorating the Anniversary of September 11

9:45 a.m.
Welcoming Address and Opening Remarks

Philippe de Montebello - Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed - Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

10:00-11:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Arts & Culture

Maxwell L. Anderson - Director, Whitney Museum of American Art

Vishakha N. Desai - Senior Vice President and Director, Museum and Cultural Programs, Asia Society

Lourdes Lopez - Executive Director, The George Balanchine Foundation

Glenn D. Lowry - Director, The Museum of Modern Art

Greil Marcus - Author and Music Critic; Former Music Editor, Rolling Stone and Creem

John Rockwell - Senior Cultural Correspondent, The New York Times

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Morning Break

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Science & Spirituality

Dr. Praveen Chaudhari - Director of Research, IBM

Professor Larry Hench - Co-Director, Tissue Engineering Center, Imperial College, U.K.

Dr. William T. Newsome - Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Dr. Joan LaRovere - Associate Director, Pediatric Intensive Care, Royal Brompton Hospital, U.K.

Kenneth L. Woodward - Religion and Culture Editor, Newsweek

12:45-2:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

2:15-2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session Opening Remarks

Shashi Tharoor - Under-Secretary-General, Communications and Public Information, United Nations

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Business & Finance

Alison Bernstein - Vice-President, Education, Media, Arts & Culture Program, Ford Foundation

Cathleen P. Black - President, Hearst Magazines

Gordon R. Conway - President, Rockefeller Foundation

Donald Marron - Chairman, UBS America; Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees, MoMA

Lynn S. Paine - John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

John C. Whitehead - Director, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Media & Politics

Richard Falk - Professor of Constitutional Law, Princeton University

Former New York State Senator Roy M. Goodman - President and CEO, U.N. Development Corporation

Ambassador William Luers - Director, United Nations Association of the United States of America

Ambassador Nicholas Platt - President, Asia Society

Dr. Peter Weiss - Vice-President, Center for Constitutional Rights

Michael Wolff - Award-Winning Author and Columnist, New York Magazine

4:45-5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Michael Bloomberg - Mayor, New York City (via webcast)

Jim Fowler - Host, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Dr. Jones Kyazze - Director, UNESCO New York

Marisa Berenson - Actress; Goodwill Ambassador, UNESCO

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Musical Performance

Sponsored by UNESCO's "Cultural Diversity through Music: United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage"

Soheil Nasseri, Classical Concert Pianist
Laudanova Ensemble

September 11, 2002
9:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

From Tragedy to Unity: A Celebration of the Human Spirit

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