May 28–29, 2011

Ten years of 9/11

Politics, Language, Images in the 21st Century


Unfolding before the eyes of the world public, captured in a flood of iconic images, and shown on television thousands of times, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 marked a global caesura with far-reaching consequences.

Ten years after 9/11, the debates in the series “Forum Berlin” provided an opportunity to discuss the effects of these pivotal events on the present and future. To what extent did 9/11 bring about a change in our perception of the world, and to what degree did it alter political thinking and action as well as the codes of language and images by which we access current realities of world politics and society?

Opening keynote von Elias Khoury:
A Decade of Misunderstanding (28-05-2011)