Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on 9/11 conspiracy theories.
After the attacks of 9/11, the heroism of first responders — firefighters, police officers, EMTs, rescue workers and more — became a source of hope and inspiration in a trying time. But one group of responders has remained relatively unsung: 9/11’s working dogs.
Though they are mostly owned by volunteer handlers and privately trained, an estimated 900 dogs were involved in the 9/11 response. They searched for survivors and human remains, patrolled with police officers and comforted both victims and rescue workers.
In his Sept. 8 Slate.com column, titled “Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?” Penn’s Jonathan Moreno ponders if neuroscience research, or “neurosecurity,” can aid anti-terrorism efforts in a post-9/11 world.
Moreno is a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with joint appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Sociology of Science. He holds the David and Lyn Silfen University Professorship of Ethics.