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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


I remember the sense of shock and worry and concern among our students after the second tower was hit, and it was clear it wasn’t an accident. And there were some people who said, “Oh well, we should send the students home.” And I thought to myself, “No, that's the worst possible answer! To have everybody sitting alone in an apartment in Somerville, or wherever, trying to cope with this, watching television.” I said, “Why don’t we do what we do best at the Kennedy School, hold a community forum?”


Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "The Biggest Danger Is Overreacting.", September 9, 2011.