Philosopher And Educator Dr. Edwin J. Delattre To Address Future Of Policing After September 11

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Boston, Mass. — Dr. Edwin J. Delattre will be the featured speaker at the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Book Forum in Washington on March 11, 2002, discussing what police and law enforcement should do to protect the public from future terrorist atrocities. This and other topics are addressed in the fourth edition of his book, “Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing.”

Dr. Delattre, a professor of education and professor of philosophy at Boston University, was working on revisions to the third edition of his book when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11. Over the next few months, he completed an entirely new chapter on terrorism and policing for his book.

Dr. Delattre is a philosopher whose work focuses on ethics in daily private and public life, including moral education of the young, law enforcement, government, business, and higher education. He is the author of “Education and the Public Trust” and has published many articles on humanities and liberal arts education; governance of educational institutions; and illegal narcotics, organized crime, and urban gangs.

An adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Dr. Delattre is president emeritus of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico; former vice chairman of the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Chairman of the Council’s Education Committee.

For additional information on the Book Forum, please contact AEI’s Director of Public Affairs Veronique Rodman at 202/862-4871 or at

EVENT: Book Forum: “The Future of Policing after September 11”
Key Speaker: Edwin J. Delattre

DATE: Monday, March 11, 2002, 2-4 p.m.

PLACE: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036