20 Years After 9/11: Views from the South
In Partnership with the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence (OMEV)
On Tuesday morning, September 11th, 2001, about 3,000 people died in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and inside Pennsylvania's fields. Besides lives lost, observers estimate the total cost of property damage and lost production of goods and services, loss in stock market wealth, to almost $2 trillion.
As a response from the United States and its allies, the American-led international effort to oust the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and eradicate Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network based there on October 7th, 2001.
Twenty years later, The American president Joe Biden stated that the US mission in Afghanistan was accomplished and that Al-Qaida has been vastly diminished, and its capacity to attack the US again from Afghanistan right now does not exist.
9/11 attacks have represented a milestone in contemporary world history, they have not only changed our understanding of peace, war and threat but have also regulated international relations based on new norms. To deepen our thoughts, 9/11 has accelerated the visual control in our fear, emotions, and cognitive codes.
If many people in the United States of America were harmed by the 9/11 attacks, negative repercussions have affected other parts of the world; more specifically in the countries of the South in various aspects, from discrimination in screen, to travel procedures, to self-representation, to the relations between nations and countries.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 suicide bombings attacks, and more specifically on September 12th, 2001, the United Nations' security council has adopted the 1368 resolution under the initiative to gather all countries to collaborate to put an end to the terrorist attacks and threats to international security and peace.
Twenty years later, the 9/11 attacks remain relevant for discussion and reflection frames.
Today, the American administration withdraws its forces from Afghanistan. However, the Taliban are back.
What are the lessons and best practices that can be drawn after two decades? Did we go wrong? Or was it the dynamics of conflicts that regulate the paths of humanity in building its meanings of happiness, peace and security? How can we fill the gap created by the 9/11 events between the South and the North? Last but not least, how can we contribute, today, to restoring the balance of the global system?
To answer these questions, the Policy Center for the New South and the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence (OMEV) are pleased to organize a joint webinar under the theme “20 Years After 9/11: Views from the South”, scheduled to take place on Friday, September 10, 2021.Keep me informed