For Immediate Release

November 6, 2001

Uncovering Afghanistan and Al–Qaeda:
The People, Places, and Events That Shaped
the September 11 Attack on America

The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center will host an informative program that will provide answers to key questions about Afghanistan, the Taliban, Al–Qaeda, and other groups in the region.

Dr. Frank Trapp, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will be the featured speaker at the program. In addition to his work at UNC–Pembroke, Dr. Trapp is a consultant for international relations, an active researcher in the areas of terrorism, the Middle East, and developing nations, and an area specialist in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

He will address the issue of the appropriate response by the United States to the recent terrorist attacks in political, social, economic, and military terms.

The program will be held at the Headquarters Library Pate Room on Tuesday, November 20 beginning at 7:00 pm and is open to the general public at no charge.

Funding for this program provided by a grant from the NC Humanities Council.

For more information or to schedule an interview about this program, please contact Amanda Crabtree, Public Information Coordinator, by phone at (910) 483-1580 ext. 119 or by email at

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