UC Berkeley students launch political publication, inaugural issue devoted to aftermath of Sept. 11 attacks
16 October 2001
By Janet Gilmore
UC Berkeley students responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
by participating in memorial services, fund-raisers, or rallies,
a group of political science students turned to pen and paper.
minded undergraduate students, the staff of the newly launched
Berkeley Political Review, scrambled to pull together an inaugural
publication devoted to the nation's response to the Sept.
just this week, the quarterly publication addresses from a
students' perspective issues such as coalition building and
international relations, civil liberties and national security,
and the troubled economy. It includes an introductory note
from the editor-in-chief, Matteen Mokalla, a junior majoring
in political science and philosophy.
discourse on this campus is accomplished by the chaos that
is sometimes Sproul Plaza," Mokalla wrote. "Now, the Berkeley
community will finally have a forum outside the classroom
where politics will be discussed carefully, reasonably and
distributed free to the UC Berkeley community and available
on the Web at www.bpronline.org,
is the work of UC Berkeley political science majors and other
students interested in politics and government. The university's
Political Science Department provided a small, one-time donation
to help the students launch the independent magazine.
information on the publication contact Matteen Mokalla, editor-in-chief,