Marking the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this program will feature a panel of ASU faculty discussing the dynamics of religion, politics and public life, nationally and globally. The program will provide an opportunity for reflection and discussion on an event whose imprint has dramatically shaped the first decade of the 21st century. Each of the panelists will be asked to respond briefly to a series of questions, leaving plenty of time for the audience to raise questions and enter into the conversation:
- What impact did 9/11 have on public understandings of religion and politics, nationally and globally?
- What have "we"—the country, the media, the academy, and the wider public—learned about religion since then? What have we overlooked or failed to learn?
- What challenges and/or opportunities remain for engaging religion in public settings?
- At the dawn of a new decade, do recent events such as the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden, signal significant shifts in public understandings of religion and politics?
|Linell Cady||Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (panel moderator)|
|Abdullahi Gallab||Assistant Professor of African and African-American, Islamic and Religious Studies|
|Yasmin Saikia||Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History|
|Sheldon Simon||Professor of Political Science and Security Studies|
|Carolyn Warner||Professor and Head of Political Science|