Evidence will be presented to a panel by the following expert witnesses who have confirmed their attendance. Other witnesses may attend and the list below will be updated accordingly.

Mike Gravel is a 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. Recently, he has campaigned for a citizens commission to investigate the events of September 11, 2001.

Cynthia McKinney is a 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 calling for a new and independent investigation into the events of September 11, 2001.


Lance DeHaven-Smith is a 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.

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.

David Ray Griffin is an 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.

Michel Chossudovsky is 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.

Barbara Honegger has served as 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.  Prof. David Ray Griffin has said of her groundbreaking investigative work on the Pentagon attack that “it will transform the discussion of what happened on 9/11.”

Paul Zarembka is 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) that 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 (first edition by Elsevier Press; 2008 expanded edition by Seven Stories Press).

Jay Kolar is a 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 (first edition by Elsevier Press; 2008 expanded edition by Seven Stories Press).

Jonathan Cole is a 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. He volunteers his services for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, in his capacity as a board director.  Recently, his experiments related to the thermite theory of destruction for the WTC have become very influential among independent investigators.

David Chandler is 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 article, WTC7: NIST Admits Freefall focuses on significant errors and incandescence in the final NIST report on the collapse of tower 7 and includes excerpts from a technical briefing held by NIST on August 26, 2008. During this briefing, questions were put to the panel by Chandler.  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.

Laurie Manwell  is a PhD candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience and Toxicology at 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 most recently on political psychology and democracy (American Behavioral Scientist).  Her recent article 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.

Niels Harrit : 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.

Richard Gage, AIA, is a San Francisco Bay Area architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. 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 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) in 2006, Gage has presented Blueprint for Truth all over the world, and he has appeared on radio shows and television spots.  AE911Truth now includes nearly 1,500 licensed and degreed architects and engineers who are calling for a new investigation into the events at the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.

Graeme MacQueen 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.

Kevin Ryan: 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.


7 Responses to Witnesses

  1. John says:

    I wish you all the success in the world. From the instant I watched this tragedy unfold something didn’t smell right and everything I have read indicating controlled demolition is backed by logical analysis and scientific principle. Non-truther folks seem to just push logic aside and revert to what they think they understand about the US Gov’t. I not only think they were capable of this false flag attack to facilitate a war no one wanted, but to use the deprivation of rights of it’s citizens by Homeland Security as a facilitator for a police state which is very close to being in place as of this writing. I just hope that the results of your symposium are not summarily dismissed as conspiracy theories. That is always the reply of the believers of the official story. So sad. So evil. I will look forward to the results.

  2. Michael Canney says:

    The Toronto Hearings are necessary and long overdue, and this effort to build the evidentiary record regarding the 9/11 attacks will be an important contribution toward identifying the real perpetrators and holding them accountable.

    I’m hoping the testimony and evidence presented will be more extensive than what is being currently announced. I understand that your witness list isn’t complete, and I hope there will be many more eyewitnesses from the WTC and the Pentagon, and also from the Shanksville, PA “crash site.”

    Experts and analysts have important information to share, but their opinions are already available on the internet. The key to solving this crime is the gathering and presenting of EVIDENCE and EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY, and that should be the main feature of these hearings. Be sure to document the evidence that is known to have existed but was destroyed (WTC steel) or suppressed (Pentagon videos).

    I’m disappointed that these hearings lend credence to the perception that 9/11 Truth is a “guy thing,” because only one woman is listed as a participant, among the panelists and witnesses. If you want to bring women on board, you could make an effort to ensure a bit more gender balance in these proceedings.

  3. Robert G. Horn, MD says:

    Do you plan to provide information regarding registration, accomodations, and preliminary schedules?

    I would like to make plans to attend ASAP.

    Robert Horn

  4. This sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity. I wish everyone the very best of luck and offer unbound thanks to the organizers and attendees.

    Wish I could be there. . .

    Joseph Ciolino

  5. Architects and Engineers of the AE911TRUTH.ORG are real Heros, we need to expose the controlled demolition of the world trade center on 9/11/2001 and put in a jail the elements within the US government responsables of the murder of 3000 people on 9/11

    regards enrico napolitano

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  7. I will be following the hearings via the Internet. Wish I could attend! This is long over due considering the evidence. It’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time. The world deserves to know the truth..all of us. The government spent more money investigating the Clinton affair than on the 911 investigation..it took 441 days after families demanded to get the investigation underway. Now is the time for a fair investigation without conflicts of interest. May truth prevail!

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