In commemoration of  the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow asked faculty, alumni and staff to share brief personal reflections about that day and the post-9/11 world in which we live.

In a message to the HLS community, she observed: “Ever since that day 15 years ago, civilized societies have had to navigate new and complicated questions, striking the right balances between security and privacy, immigration and insularity, collaboration and isolationism, and many other competing impulses and values. Even more vexing, we must attempt to strike these balances without the benefit of perfect information—in a world of indefinable variables indelibly described as ‘known unknowns’ and even ‘unknown unknowns.'”

Minow invited the HLS community to join her for a moment of silence and a brief vigil on campus to remember and honor all who were lost. The gathering will take place on Friday, September 9, at 8:46am, at the crossroads next to Kumble Plaza.