The Twentieth Anniversary of September 11: Chaos or Community?


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls I Zoom Webinar

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The question animating this closing discussion comes from the title of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Can peoples and nations find ways to forge a more cooperative global community? Or will the world descend into further chaos? Can we recommend policies, drawing on the most compelling narratives and perspectives presented in the first two panels, to advance King’s dream of greater equality and a just community for all? Can we optimize security, development, and human rights policies that promote the dignity and flourishing of all persons and every community?

Featuring remarks by Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, at Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of US Primacy; and responses from invited guests, faculty members, and students. 

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This conversation is part of “The Twentieth Anniversary of September 11: Changing the Climate of Conflict,” a series of policy discussions. This series is presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs and its Ansari Institute, and co-sponsored by the Keough School’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Photo: “Tribute” by DeShaun Craddock is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.