Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
University of Brighton
6th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference
The "9/11" Decade: Rethinking Reality
Invited keynote speaker: Geoffrey Robertson QC
It is no exaggeration to claim that the politics of the last decade have their origin in one event: the hijacking and flying of passenger aircraft into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Since then wars, putatively justified as responses to this attack, have raged in Iraq and in Afghanistan. These wars have resulted in the growth of violent opposition to a perceived US imperial polity; have been used to justify the rewriting of long established legal frameworks protecting the people’s rights have led to neurosis about the protection of borders which the age of global capital was supposed to bring to an end; and have seen the crippling of active leftist opposition to the opportunistic furtherance of the neo-liberal revolution.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks critically to rethink this last decade and to put into question the nostrums it would have us take for granted.
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