The Twentieth Anniversary of September 11: Chaos or Community?
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?
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 (Macmillan, 2018)
Lisa Schirch, Richard G. Starmann Sr. Visiting Professorship Chair in Peace Studies with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and author of eleven books, including Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning