“Who do we want to become?” (Less psychological…)

Institute faculty, Mary Fridley, attended one of the many events around the city that commemorated 9-11. This one was hosted by NPR’s Krista Tippett and entitled, “Who Do We Want to Become? Remembering Forward Ten Years After.”  Panelists included The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg , author Pankaj Mishra (Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond), and the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of the Union Theological Seminary, who framed the discussion in terms of trauma, vulnerability and repentance.  Fridley commented, “The conversation reminded me of the importance of engaging our failures….how growth comes from a radical acceptance of failure — both personally and politically.”


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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