Peter Beinart, Jonathan Kirshner and Stephen Peter Rosen debated the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the state and status of the United States, in the Lund Critical Debate, Sept. 12, 2011 in Statler Auditorium. The debate was moderated by Cornell professor of government Nicolas Van De Walle.

The Lund Critical Debate Series, sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, brings to campus prominent speakers in international affairs.