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Ten Years of 9/11 | Elias Khoury - A Decade of Misunderstanding

Ten years of 9/11
Politics, Language, Images in the 21st Century
2011, May 28, Sat — 2011, May 29, Sun

Opening keynote:
A Decade of Misunderstanding

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?

Elias Khoury is a novelist, playwright, literary critic and editor, living in Beirut. This year he is fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin), where he is working on the sequel to his novel, Bab Al-Shams (Gate of the Sun).

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