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Letter from Manhattan Institute President Lawrence Mone

Rebuilding New York—Post 9/11

On November 15th, the Manhattan Institute's City Journal and the Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation presented “Rebuilding New York,” a conference dedicated to presenting concrete solutions to the problems New York faces in the wake of the September 11 act of war. Contributors to the much-praised Autumn 2001 issue of City Journal—which offers a comprehensive examination of the issues surrounding the September 11 attacks—presented their research and commentary to a large and appreciative Manhattan audience.

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Manhattan Institute scholars have been following the most important issues related to Rebuilding NY and the War on Terrorism.

  • How should we rebuild Lower Manhattan?
  • What kind of 9/11 memorial should we have?
  • What is the appropriate balance between civil liberty and security?
  • What can U.S. intelligence agencies learn from municipal police departments?
  • How should our nation balance border control and its tradition of welcoming immigrants?

Steven Malanga.

Rebuilding Lower Manhattan; 9/11 Memorial
Steven Malanga
is a Contributing Editor of City Journal and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He writes about the intersection of the urban economy, business community, and public policy. Steve has written extensively in City Journal and City Journal Online about efforts to rebuild Lower Manhattan and to revitalize the city's economy in the aftermath of 9/11 starting with his Autumn 2001 City Journal piece, "
How to Rebuild New York."

Manhattan Institute Scholar | Steven Malanga

E. J. McMahon.

NYC Fiscal issues and Politics
E. J. McMahon
is a Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute. E. J. studies the tax and spending policies of New York City and New York State and issues recommendations on how these policies can be reformed to increase economic growth.

Manhattan Institute Scholar | Edmund J. McMahon

Heather Mac Donald.

Policing and Terrorism; Racial Profiling
Heather Mac Donald
is a John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal. She studies a range of issues including policing and anti-terrorism strategies, racial profiling, homelessness and homeless advocacy, educational policy, the New York courts, and business improvement districts. She is the author of the widely praised
The Burden of Bad Ideas and of the forthcoming Are Cops Racist?

Manhattan Institute Scholar | Heather Mac Donald

Victor Davis Hanson.

The War on Terror
Victor Davis Hanson
is a contributing editor of City Journal and the 2002 winner of the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism. The author of numerous books, including Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power, Hanson is a military historian who teaches classics at California State University at Fresno and who has recently accepted an appointment as visiting professor of military history at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Tamar Jacoby.

Immigration Policy
Tamar Jacoby
is a Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute. She is an uncommon voice of reason on one of the most contentious topics on the table today, calling for bringing immigration law more into line with market forces and making it more compatible with democratic principles.

Manhattan Institute Scholar | Tamar Jacoby

Robert Goldberg.

Access and development of vaccines and other medicines
Robert Goldberg
is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute working on research and activities on health care issues. His current research interests include examining the impact of price controls on biopharmaceutical innovation, FDA control of medical information, and the impact that government regulation of medicine has had on health care quality.

Manhattan Institute Scholar | Robert Goldberg

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