9 11 AND ITS IMPACTS ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Part 8, Prof Robert E Michael
The attacks on September 11, 2001 changed, to a great extent, the nature and course of international relations. This change has also raised questions within America as well as in many other countries about the direction of the new era and the impact of these changes on the international relations and domestic politics.
As we enter the second decade after 9/11, can we be more hopeful that a peaceful world is beginning to emerge? Have begun the process of learning not only from 9/11 but also from the various domestic and international practices of each other that have followed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks?
This one-day conference aims to examine some of the impacts of 9/11 on international relations as well as domestic politics. The organizers desire a rich discussion of September 11th’s impact in areas such as civil liberties, diplomacy, democracy, religious and racial tolerance. The hope is that not only will we be reminded of the far-reaching impacts of the 9/11, but also the elasticity and resilience of our nation as it continues to deal with the af-termath.
The first panel will address the role of religion in the conduct of international relations after 9/11 and look at the contours of international relations. This panel will address how relevant religion is to foreign policy and the calcula-tion of threats and interests. A review of Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civi-lizations” concept will be reviewed here and the issue of counter-terrorism cooperation will also be addressed.
The second panel will address the role of religion at the domestic level. What role does religion play in the politics and political discourses of coun-tries after 9/11? The role of religious identity and differences in American political discourse will be addressed. This panel will also explore the Arab Spring and the role of Islam in politics overseas.