The International Hearings on the Events of September 11, 2001, have received public support and encouragement from many eminent people. Such patrons include the following individuals:
Alvin Lee is a literary critic and former university professor. For ten years he served as President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University. He holds two honorary doctorates and is an honorary professor at Beijing University, the University of Science and Technology Beijing, and Heilongjiang University. He is the General Editor of the 30-volume Collected Works of Northrop Frye. The McMaster Museum of Art is housed in a building named in his honour.
Adolfo Perez Esquivel is an Argentinian sculptor and former professor of architecture, the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in peace, human rights and democracy for the people of Latin America. He has been president of the Honorary Council of Service, Latin American Peace and Justice Foundation and of the International League for Human Rights and Liberation of Peoples, based in Milan, Italy, and a member of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal.
Lynn Margulis is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bill Clinton. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Art and Science, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Bob McIlvaine is a former history teacher and father of Bobby McIlvaine, 26, Assistant Vice President for Media Relations at Merrill Lynch and victim of the 9/11 crimes. Bob McIlvaine has been a tireless investigator of the events of 9/11, known for his appearances on shows by Rosie O’Donnell, Geraldo Rivera, and in the film, “ZERO, an investigation into the events of 9/11.”
John McMurtry is a Canadian moral philosopher and ethicist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His professional work has been published in over 150 books and journals. His recent research has focused on the underlying value structure of economic theory, its consequences for global civil and environmental life, and the life ground and civil commons. He was one of the first prominent people in North America to publically question the official account of 9/11.
William Pepper is a barrister in the United Kingdom and admitted to the bar in numerous jurisdictions in the United States of America. His primary work is international commercial law and he has been heavily involved in Human Rights Law, for a time convening the International Human Rights Seminar at Oxford University. He represents Sirhan Sirhan, the gunman convicted in the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.
Giulietto Chiesa is an Italian journalist and politician, and was a Member of the European Parliament. Chiesa was a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. In 2008, Chiesa called for an international tribunal to probe events of September 11, 2001.
Val Scott was a founding member of the New Democratic Party, currently Canada’s official opposition party, and was a federal candidate in five consecutive federal elections. He has served as elected Vice Chairman of the North York Board of Education, National Coordinator of Education of the Canadian Federation of Labour, Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Engineers, Scientists and Associates, and as Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.
Bryant Brown is a recently retired Chief Executive Officer of one of Canada’s 50 best managed businesses. His corporate experience included several business turnarounds. In addition he has served as a director of a Chamber of Commerce, YMCA/YWCA (founding director), Oxfam Canada (Vice Chairman), and on two credit unions. In addition he has done community hospital fundraising and taught small business management in Mombasa Kenya.