Participants in the Toronto Hearings
The International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001, featured sixteen expert witnesses and two 9/11 family members testifying to an international panel of four distinguished individuals from the US, Canada, and Europe. Also contributing to the Hearings were two moderators and a steering committee of five 9/11 scholars, some of whom were among the sixteen expert witnesses who testified.
(1936 – 2018)
Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy. As a former Senior Investigative Judge in Italy, he presided over several terrorism-related cases, including the kidnapping and ultimate assassination of President Aldo Moro, the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, and other political assassinations and kidnapping cases and several cases against the Mafia. He is a former Senator who served on the Anti-Mafia Commission in three administrations and a former legal consultant to the United Nations regarding institution of laws to control drug trafficking.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McMaster University. Educated at Oberlin College and Harvard University, he has held positions at The Lincoln Laboratories in Massachusetts, at MIT, and the Bell Telephone Laboratories before coming to McMaster in 1963. He received an honorary degree from McMaster in 2009 for his contributions to the psychology of learning and judgement, and for his leadership in inquiry-based, interdisciplinary, socially responsible undergraduate education. He helped create McMaster’s distinguished interdisciplinary Arts and Science Program and its Engineering and Society Program, and he served as Director of both. This approach to undergraduate education has been widely influential in other universities in Canada.
Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Tennessee. He is a former Professor and Chair of the Planning Departments at Syracuse University and Ball State University. A Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Dr. Johnson has served as a planner on the staffs of the Washington National Capital Planning Commission and the Regional Plan Association of New York. As a veteran, he served with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Johnson is also Past-President of the Fulbright Association of the United States and helped establish the Fulbright Prize, awarded to Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others. He received BA and Master degrees in architecture and planning from Yale University and a PhD in regional planning from Cornell University.
Richard B. Lee
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Internationally recognized for his ethnographic studies, he has held academic appointments at Harvard, Rutgers and Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lee has served as President of the Canadian Anthropology Society and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Guelph. American Scientist holds one of Dr. Lee’s contributions as amongst the hundred greatest scientific works of the 20th century.
David S. Chandler
Known for his 9/11 videos and his success in getting NIST to admit free-fall acceleration for WTC building 7. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and has an MA from Claremont Graduate University, and an MS in mathematics from Cal Poly, Pomona. David’s videos related to the destruction of the WTC have made significant inroads in educating the public about the problems with the official investigations.
Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Ottawa. He is Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He has acted as an economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has worked as a consultant for international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the World Health Organization. He has written books that highlight the historical relationship between the US government and Al Qaeda.
Professional engineer licensed in New Hampshire and Florida, with 28 years of experience. For more than 10 years he has been the head of a mid-sized engineering firm with some 25 employees. In addition to designing large-scale engineering projects, he has performed services as an expert witness in his field. His experiments related to the thermite theory of destruction for the WTC have become very influential among independent investigators.
(1951 – 2022)
Professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. A former President of the Florida Political Science Association, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of 15 books on topics ranging from religion and political philosophy to Florida government and politics. Dr. deHaven-Smith’s articles on State Crimes Against Democracy have set the stage for widespread study in this important new field.
Richard Gage, AIA
San Francisco Bay Area architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and founder and former CEO of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). He has been an architect for over 23 years and has worked on most types of building construction, including numerous fire-proofed, steel-framed buildings. Since founding AE911Truth in 2006, Gage has made hundreds of presentations over the world has appeared on radio shows and television spots.
(1930 – 2021)
Former U. S. Senator and was a 2008 Presidential Candidate. He coauthored and sponsored the act that created the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. Senator Gravel served on a number of important committees such as the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations, the Special Committee to Study Secret and Confidential Government Documents, and the United States Congress Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
David Ray Griffin
(1939 – 2022)
American retired professor of philosophy of religion and theology. He is the co-founder of the Center for Process Studies, a research center of Claremont School of Theology which seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought. More recently, Griffin has published a number of books on the subject of the September 11 attacks. Dr. Griffin’s books and presentations have been among the most important contributions to the 9/11 truth movement. He is a two time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and was named among the New Statemans’ 50 People Who Matter Today.
After teaching Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen for forty years, Professor Harrit retired to devote his time to seeking truth and justice. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the best scientific journals available and his most recent paper, “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the WTC Catastrophe” has become a topic of great interest in the international community. Professor Harrit now gives presentations on 9/11 to enthusiastic audiences around the world.
Former White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. For over a decade, she was Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School, the science, technology and national security affairs graduate research university of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Freelance writer in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. As a film studies instructor, he has taught courses in film analysis and mass media at Lane Community College, the University of Iowa, and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His specialization in French Film theory, semiotics, and close structuralist analysis of film alerted his critical response to the events of 9/11/2001, forcing him to examine more closely the available 9/11 footage and subsequent releases of bin Laden and alleged hijacker “Last Will and Testament” martyrdom videos. He authored “What We Now Know about the Alleged 9-11 Hijackers” and its Update in The Hidden History of 9-11, edited by Paul Zarembka.
(1948 – 2023)
Received his Ph.D. in comparative religion from Harvard University and taught in the Religious Studies department of McMaster University for 30 years. He became founding Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster, after which he co-directed peace-building projects in Sri Lanka, Gaza, Croatia and Afghanistan. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as four books. He has written four research articles on 9/11 and is a recognized authority on the eyewitness testimony related to the destruction of the WTC.
PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience and Toxicology from the University of Guelph. She has published research on the effects of drugs on learning, memory, behavior, information processing, self-esteem, emotion, motivation, cellular and molecular biology, and on political psychology and democracy. Her article in the latter field was part of a special issue of six articles on State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) published in the February 2010 edition of American Behavioral Scientist.
Former US Congresswoman and a member of the Green Party since 2007. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party nominated McKinney for president of the United States. She is the first African-American woman to have represented Georgia in the House. McKinney is amongst the first prominent Americans to call for a new and independent investigation into the events of September 11, 2001.
Through his work at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Ryan began to investigate the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. He was fired by UL, in 2004, for publicly asking questions about the WTC investigation being conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Ryan has served as co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies, and a member and/or director of a number of 9/11 truth groups. Additionally, Ryan has co-authored several books and peer-reviewed scientific articles on the subject.
Peter Dale Scott
Born a Canadian, Peter Dale Scott is a former English professor at the University of California, Berkeley, a former diplomat and a poet. He is known for his anti-war stance and his criticism of U.S. foreign policy dating back to the Vietnam War. He spent four years with the Canadian diplomatic service. He retired from the UC Berkeley faculty in 1994. He is the author of numerous books, and his books on deep politics, including ”The Road to 9/11,” have been highly influential among those investigating the events of September 11, 2001.
Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He spent two years as a senior research officer for the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1977, Zarembka has been general editor of the hardback series Research in Political Economy, publishing work typically from a Marxist perspective. He has held a Fulbright Teaching Award to the Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland. Zarembka was editor of Frontiers in Econometrics (1974), which included a chapter that became the principal citation for Daniel McFadden’s Nobel Prize in Economics. He is editor of The Hidden History of 9/11.
A recipient of the Renaissance Society of America’s William Nelson Prize, he has served as President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, and as Chair of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Research Grants Adjudication Committee in Literature.
He has published on matters of public administration theory, civic participation, and the persistent role race plays prefiguring American public administrative praxis. His published work appears in Public Administration Review, Administrative Theory & Praxis, Administration & Society, Public Integrity, and other scholarly venues.