Panelists discussed the frequent observation that the attacks of 2001 "changed everything." How have scholars and disciplines adapted or changed their approaches and topics, if at all, in the post-9/11 world? For instance, it's widely acknowledged that political science has devoted more attention to the role of religion in global affairs, but whether or not this attention has been useful--or theoretically rigorous--is an open question. In religious studies, some changes have been apparent (e.g. an increase in Islamic Studies positions and courses), but has 9/11 changed the discourse about religion and its interaction with other disciplines?
Panelists: Clyde Wilcox (Government)
David Luban (Law/Philosophy)
Daniel Madigan (Theology)
Fathali Moghaddam (Psychology)
Clifford Chanin, moderator (National September 11 Memorial & Museum)
The panel included academics from a range of disciplines who addressed: 1) how their work changed in light of 9/11, if at all, 2) how their disciplines changed (e.g. methodologies, topics, public outreach, curriculum, etc.), if at all, and 3) whether academic institutions and scholars are preparing students for the post-9/11 world differently.
Co-sponsored by the Berkley Center and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.