TODAY: Forum set to discuss post-9/11 world affairs

To commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the University’s history department presents the Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum today. This is the 11th annual forum set to discuss world affairs in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Moderated by associate professor of history Mazier Behrooz, the forum will begin with opening remarks by history department chair and professor Babara Loomis. Afterward, the forum will be followed by a question and answer session.

These forums are held in memory of Professor Jules Tygiel, who taught at SF State from 1978 to 2008.

Tygiel was well-known for his historical take on American society through baseball and a leading historian on the life and career of baseball player Jackie Robinson, died July 2008 at age 59.

The memorial forum will be held in room 270 of the Science Building from 3 to 5 p.m. It is sponsored by faculty for Middle East and Islamic Studies and the department of Jewish Studies.