ASU Insight: Religion, Conflict and Terrorism in the Public Consciousness
This September will be fifteen years since the attacks of 9/11. How has our view of the relationship between religion, politics and conflict changed since then? Does this change how we remember the attacks, and what they represent in the public consciousness? How we study the wars and conflicts that resulted, and what this means for U.S. policy?
How has our view been impacted by lone wolf and organized terrorist attacks in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere, and how does the rise in nativism impact our responses? Have we moved any closer to peace? Can we?
The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the Center on the Future of War special panelists included:
• John Carlson, associate director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, associate professor of religious studies, and author of "From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence and America"
• Anand Gopal, journalist and author of "No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes"
• Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of the Center on the Future of War and co-editor of "Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy"
• Delia Saenz, associate professor of psychology, former vice provost for diversity and inclusion, with expertise in intergroup relations and social identity
Linell Cady, director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, moderated the discussion, asking each of the panelists to respond briefly to a series of questions.