Eminent historian, Professor Simon Schama of Columbia University, New York, has endorsed the SINCE 9/11 Education Programme, saying:
“Education and learning are the keys to a safe future for society, today and in the future. To that end it's imperative that education resources like 'SINCE 9/11' are available for all young people throughout our schools and colleges.”
- Professor Simon Schama
Professor Simon Schama, who was in New York on the day of the September 11th attacks, has previously spoken passionately about the requirement for students to know what happened in the build-up to and on the day of 9/11. He is also an advocate for the teaching of tolerance to be incorporated into the education system.
Simon Schama has long been a supporter of the SINCE 9/11 mission, giving an emotive speech at the unveiling of the artwork 'Since 9/11' in Battersea Park, Schama spoke of the importance of the artwork as being transformative and reflective.
Professor Simon Schama also attended the SINCE 9/11 Education Conference in 2017, providing a unique perspective on the history of conflict and the importance of societal inclusiveness, stating in his closing remarks:
"We have to contest civilisation's tendency to retreat into tribes of people who look like each other."
Simon Schama's new documentary, Civilisations, airs on the BBC in March 2018.